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Top Rank Census

Now available for iOS. Top Rank Census offers an easy way to browse through the many data categories and geographies of the ACS 5-Year Data Profiles. Simply make your choice and Top Rank Census will generate a ranked list in a flash! It's simple and convenient. The key is the nested table interface that allows a user to scroll through all of the data categories -- even on an iPhone! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/top-rank-census/id976962772?mt=8&uo=6&at=&ct= ...more »

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Inconsistent Output in Geocoding Services API?

Hi Everyone, First off, I want to congratulate you on putting together such a comprehensive and straightforward set of APIs. This is really excellent work, and it's a great way of making Census Bureau data more accessible. However, in integrating with the Geocoding Services API, I seem to have noticed a bit of an issue: when looking up Geographies, the results are inconsistent. In particular, if I execute an identical ...more »

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Invalid API Key Message

Hello, I recently obtained and validated my API key. However, when I attempt to enter a test URL in my browser window with my api key I receive a message stating "A valid key must be included with each data API request. You included a key with this request, however, it is not valid. Please check your key and try again."

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Data Profile API Incorrect for DP02_0024PE

The ACS 5 Year API is returning incorrect data for the DP02_0024PE variable. It should be returning a percent value but it is returning a sum.

 

Should be %:

http://api.census.gov/data/2013/acs5/profile?get=NAME,DP02_0024PE&for=state:01

 

It is returning same as this:

http://api.census.gov/data/2013/acs5/profile?get=NAME,DP02_0024E&for=state:01

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Error in Census 2010 API document ?

Hi All, I believe that the Census 2010 API documentation (http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/variables.html) has an error for the table: P12A. Sex By Age (White Alone). It appears that both P012A026 and P012A049 are attributed as Female: !! 85 years and over. I believe that P012A026 should be 'Female' (as in the total of all females. BTW - I have *not* checked the data as of yet. The data could be correct with ...more »

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Demographics by zip code

Newbie here. I searched the api documentation and still do not fully understand how to use it.

 

I would like to find the average house value for a given zip code from the 2010 census data. Possible?

 

If so, please provide an example URL for 09210.

 

Can the same call be made for multiple zip codes that make up an area?

 

Thanks!

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2000 County Subdivision SF1 and SF3

We are looking to pull county subdivision data for 2008-12, 2010 and 2000. Unfortunately, unlike the other two, 2000 county subdivision geography is not available for SF1 or SF3. We would love to have this data be made available through the API. http://api.census.gov/data/2000/sf1/geo.html http://api.census.gov/data/2000/sf3/geo.html Looking to have added: Summary Level:060 state-county-county subdivision Thanks, ...more »

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2000 County Subdivision SF1 and SF3

We are looking to pull county subdivision data for 2008-12, 2010 and 2000. Unfortunately, unlike the other two, 2000 county subdivision geography is not available for SF1 or SF3. We would love to have this data be made available through the API. http://api.census.gov/data/2000/sf1/geo.html http://api.census.gov/data/2000/sf3/geo.html Looking to have added: Summary Level:060 state-county-county subdivision Thanks, ...more »

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General design and specific API questions

Hello everyone, This is a question requiring some general direction and also some technical help: I would like to automatically (daily, weekly?) upload ACS reports by county (all 3200+) into a database hosted locally. My boss wants it in MS Access (this is not up for debate, I have tried). From MS Access, we'd like to be able to extract the fields we need to populate a .xls file or any other format. Eventually, even ...more »

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