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How was the key registration process experience?
New geography resources posted to the Geography section of the website at www.census.gov/developers/
Please note the API url has changed to api.census.gov. The former url will be disabled as of August 6th, so please update any apps. Thanks.
Please continue to share how you're using the API.
Now that 2007-2011 ACS 5 year data is available in the API, please see this guidance on comparing ACS data. http://www.census.gov/acs/www/guidance_for_data_users/comparing_data/ From the page: The Census Bureau recommends that you: DO compare estimates from non-overlapping periods, for example, compare a 2005-2007 ACS 3-year estimate to a 2008-2010 ACS 3-year estimate. DON'T compare overlapping periods, for example, ...more »
Just a reminder - you can now call up to 50 variables with each API call.
Thanks to everyone for your use of our API service. To help us as we move forward, please provide any feedback you have, for example Census Bureau datasets would you like to see added, suggestions for needed documentation, or other comments.
Forum user update - please note that to facilitate everyone's use of the API and developer forum, unregistered users can now browse this forum. Commenting and posting still require registration.
Department of Labor has added Census API access to their SDK for iOS. See
Relationship files are provided as a tool to help you compare the universe of Census geographies from the 1990, 2000 and 2010 Censuses. See http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/relationship.html
The statistics from the 1990 and 2000 censuses join the previously available data sets from the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey. In addition, 2011 American Community Survey estimates for the new districts formed for the 113th Congress are also now available.
Mash up ACS demographic characteristics with business data from County Business Patterns for key services to determine underserved areas. Like this: http://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/special/CBP2009/CBP2009_PeoplePerDocOffice.pdf