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Voter registration / political party data?

Is there any data available for political party affiliation within census data? I know it was not part of the 2010 Census Form or the American Community Survey, but I am definitely interested in mining that information if it is available somewhere else in the census database.

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Voter registration / political party data?

Is there any data available for political party affiliation within census data? I know it was not part of the 2010 Census Form or the American Community Survey, but I am definitely interested in mining that information if it is available somewhere else in the census database.

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Error when querying with census tract blocks

Hi, I'm trying to run the following query: http://api.census.gov/data/2010/acs5?key=[key]&get=B00001_001E&for=block:2001&in=state:04+county:015+tract:954900 I get the error message, "There was an error while running your query. We've logged the error and we'll correct it ASAP. Sorry for the inconvenience." If I run the same query but just use the census tract, it works, but if possible I would like to be able to ...more »

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Not receiving any email in response to api key request

Over the last two days, I submitted a request for an Census API key at

http://www.census.gov/developers/tos/key_request.html

 

The website says to expect an email after a few minutes, but I've never received any email about how to activate an API key. (Yes, I've checked my spam folder.)

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Not receiving any email in response to api key request

Over the last two days, I submitted a request for an Census API key at

http://www.census.gov/developers/tos/key_request.html

 

The website says to expect an email after a few minutes, but I've never received any email about how to activate an API key. (Yes, I've checked my spam folder.)

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High Risk/Vulnerable Individuals

To help local governments better plan for disaster recovery for their residents, it would helpful to know which areas contained high risk/vulnerable individuals. These individuals might include the elderly, small children, disabled individuals, those who are language isolated, and those who do not have access to a vehicle. Creation of heat maps, or other visualizations of these populations can help emergency management ...more »

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Combining ACS Data with Crime Data

In order to understand how crime or criminal elements are embedded within different communities, it may be useful to combine neighborhood crime data with ACS demographic and housing data. There are hotspots in most cities that could be objectively analyzed to reveal patterns which may be disrupted by governmental policy. That is, if the data clearly points to consistent reliable trends.

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Open sourced some iOS code!

I open sourced some code for iOS civic hackers to work with the Census & FCC APIs. Hope you guys find it useful:

 

https://github.com/pj4533/AFCensusAPIClient

https://github.com/pj4533/AFFCCAPIClient

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Open sourced some iOS code!

I open sourced some code for iOS civic hackers to work with the Census & FCC APIs. Hope you guys find it useful:

 

https://github.com/pj4533/AFCensusAPIClient

https://github.com/pj4533/AFFCCAPIClient

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Visualizing CFPB and Census Data

I am working on analyzing CFPB Consumer Complaint database with help from census data to better understand what type of financial products consumers are having trouble with. Census data helps break down what type of consumers are having what type of issues.

 

http://kevinohashi.com/03/06/2013/national-day-civic-hacking-exploring-consumer-financial-protection-bureau-data

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Visualizing CFPB and Census Data

I am working on analyzing CFPB Consumer Complaint database with help from census data to better understand what type of financial products consumers are having trouble with. Census data helps break down what type of consumers are having what type of issues.

 

http://kevinohashi.com/03/06/2013/national-day-civic-hacking-exploring-consumer-financial-protection-bureau-data

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All Tracts in a MSA

Is it possible to get all tracts within a MSA, as in (an attempt to get all tracts in the DC metro):

 

http://api.census.gov/data/2011/acs5?key=mykey&get=B00001_001E&for=tract:*&in=metropolitan+statistical+area/micropolitan+statistical+area:47900

 

This returns:

"error: unknown/unsupported geography heirarchy"

 

If not this would be useful!

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