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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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Pocket Census

iOS app which streamlines the ACS API querying process. Easily search and view numerical and graphical representation of the results. Available now on the App Store.

 

Created by HexPath LLC (www.hexpath.com)

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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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How to know what ACS table/field corr to Census 2010

I have a tool (geocoding, etc) that uses Census 2010 data and it puts out a report with '% Minority" and "Total Housing Units" -- how do I know what Census table originates this data ? And : What the corresponding table/field is in ACS ?

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Latitude/Longitude in PDI

Hi All,

 

I am trying to call the API for the the geocoder census geographical locations for few addresses I have in my database. I want the longitude/latitude values for each address.I want to call the API through a javascript in an ETL tool. Can anyone suggest method or any useful link for that? It would be a great help.

 

Thanks!!

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Getting null from ACS block-group query

For ACS data - is there a way to tell which codes are valid for tracts vs block group? Some codes work for both, some return "null" when the block-group level is queried. For example, the following url works for the tract level: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/acs5?key=4be82289939444f20513cd7c3c3eafb42e0d9ccf&get=B06007_003E,NAME&for=tract:*&in=state:08+county:059 But using the same code, it returns null for the ...more »

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Block Data from ACS

In looking at the geography levels supported by 2012 ACS, I don't see block-level data. See: http://api.census.gov/data/2012/acs5/profile/geography.json I am looking for block data support like this (that I'm using from 2010 decennial survey): { "name": "block", "requires": [ "state", "county", "tract" ] } (http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/geography.json) Is there another/better ...more »

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Get Lat/Long of Census Tracts

In order to draw a tract polygon, I need a list of lat/longs that define each tract. (For example, a tract that is exactly a square would have four lat/long points that define it.)

 

Is there an established way to get the lat/long of a census tract?

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Access Micro-data for Blocks

I'm working on a school project with 2010 Census data. Currently, we are getting tract-level data using codes from http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/variables.json to get data. For example, to find the white 65-year old males in a county's tracts, we make the API call: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[key]&get=PCT012I068,NAME&for=tract:*&in=state:08+county:059 However, when making the same call at a block ...more »

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Application Ideas

Bizplanup – Community Profile Tool for Businesses

Create a "community profile" tool that focuses on pulling from multiple data sets and creates a standard report that contains most, but not all, that someone would need for a business plan or marketing plan. The tool would generate a printable report around a custom geography, with the option to download the data behind the profile report. It would be very easy to use, and give the entrepreneur a quick and easy snap ...more »

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Bizplanup – Community Profile Tool for Businesses

Create a "community profile" tool that focuses on pulling from multiple data sets and creates a standard report that contains most, but not all, that someone would need for a business plan or marketing plan. The tool would generate a printable report around a custom geography, with the option to download the data behind the profile report. It would be very easy to use, and give the entrepreneur a quick and easy snap ...more »

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Bizup – Business Data Mashup

Build an app that pulls the most useful variables for businesses from the Census API, with some user customization or drop down menus, and which easily ports into existing commercial software packages. This would allow commercial companies to easily use Census data and mash it up with their data to support new and existing business owners

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