Filter local meetups by various variables within the ACS 5-year data down to the block-group (enabled by zooming into the geographic area). By mashing these two APIs (http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/, http://www.census.gov/developers/data/) together, community builders can identify groups and leadership/influencers that exist within areas of interest. Hopefully enabling a sort of distributed knowledge management system. ...more »
I had already created a thematic map application that gave information about the uncertainty surrounding ACS estimates (move your mouse over the counties). This website generates the map using API data requests. A future expansion will include parsing the variables XML file.
The Census Fact Finder Widget would be a code copy and paste sortable HTML table / choropleth map that would pull data from the Census via a query similar to that found inside the AFF web application. This application would allow sites like the SBA.gov add map / table projections to their pages based on various industries and help local entrepreneurs find out about the existing industry landscape and demographics in very ...more »
The application that we made in Boston for the national day of civic hacking http://calvinmetcalf.github.io/CodeForBoston-Census/
I through together a version hosted on Openshift that allows deep linking to specific views.
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.
Here's an example of how to use DataFerret (a Census table-building tool) to lookup variable names and their descriptions on http://dataferrett.census.gov/run.html
Earlier I mentioned the idea for a library that would take care of filling DOM elements with data. Yesterday I created a github repository for this and committed the beginnings of such a library. To see this library in action I created a couple of examples: http://pad.human.cornell.edu/Unlisted/ACS5API/Example.html This is a table with on the left an explanation of how the right cell is defined. http://pad.human.cornell.edu/Unlisted/ACS5API/Example1.html ...more »
First, let me applaud the Census Bureau for doing this, it's an awesome project. I'm glad to see JSON as the response format for the API, but structure makes it really hard to use. I also haven't seen this list-of-lists format for individual records before. What would work much better would be one of the following: a) an array of objects. Within each object, each field name is a key, each value is the value associated ...more »
AffordableHousingOnline.com provides affordable rental housing market data on every city and county in the U.S. For example, here is the affordable rental housing market page for Washington, DC: http://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-search/District-of-Columbia/Washington/ AHO's own proprietary database of Federally assisted housing is mashed up with Census place data to provide an innovative look into rental ...more »
You inadvertently removed an important page: http://www.census.gov/developers/data/?eml=gd&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.
This page had links to documentation, variables and examples for the ACS5 API.
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This application lets you enter a location and any combination of keywords describing a potential new business. The application will then combine demographic information with nearby competitors and tell you whether or not it is a good spot for your new business.
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 »
Using the acs.R package -- http://eglenn.scripts.mit.edu/citystate/2013/07/acs-r-version-1-1-pumas-and-zip-codes-and-msas-oh-my -- it's easy to use the Census API to create choropleth maps. See http://eglenn.scripts.mit.edu/citystate/2013/07/using-acs-r-to-create-chorpleth-maps/ for a worked example. Here's a sample: http://eglenn.scripts.mit.edu/citystate/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/wpid-choropleth_county_pub_trans.jpg ...more »
This ended up being much longer then I intended so I posted it as a gist over here https://gist.github.com/calvinmetcalf/5721819
Don't be clever, take the conventions of other popular rest APIs as a guide, it's still better then 90% of government.