(@william.a.rankin)

Application Ideas

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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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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(@claudia.cassidy)

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New Android App Census US

Hello, Just wanted to let you know that I've just published an android tablet app to the Google Play Store: CensusUS at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clcassidy.censusus. The app uses the Census APIs combined with Google Maps v2. By tapping on the map and the navigation menus on the tablet, users are able to select locations at all levels of geography, from the national down to the tract level, and... more »

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(@claudia.cassidy)

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New Android App Census US

Hello, Just wanted to let you know that I've just published an android tablet app to the Google Play Store: CensusUS at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clcassidy.censusus. The app uses the Census APIs combined with Google Maps v2. By tapping on the map and the navigation menus on the tablet, users are able to select locations at all levels of geography, from the national down to the tract level, and... more »

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(@elizabeth.duncan)

API Technical Discussions

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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(@vickimack)

Using Data

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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(@loganjohnson)

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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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(@seth.spielman)

Using Data

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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Bugs / Problems

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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