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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:



However, when making the same call at a block level, the file is empty. See:



We assume this is because the 2010 variables we are currently using are pre-aggregated data. It would be infeasible to compile this data for all the blocks.


How do we get access to the micro-data to get results at the block level (ex: white male 65-year-olds per block)?


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