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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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"Get" argument for API call: is there a length limitation?

I have an API request where the get argument that works is "P0030001,P0030002,P0030003,P0030004". However, I wanted to get all available names in that concept, which in total is a list of 8 elements "P0030001,P0030002,P0030003,...P0030008".

 

This request fails with error "unknown variable 'P0030005,P0030006,P0030007,P0030008"

 

Is there a limit on the length for the GET argument?

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Inconsistent Output in Geocoding Services API?

Hi Everyone,

First off, I want to congratulate you on putting together such a comprehensive and straightforward set of APIs. This is really excellent work, and it's a great way of making Census Bureau data more accessible.

However, in integrating with the Geocoding Services API, I seem to have noticed a bit of an issue: when looking up Geographies, the results are inconsistent. In particular, if I execute an identical... more »

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Data Profile API Incorrect for DP02_0024PE

The ACS 5 Year API is returning incorrect data for the DP02_0024PE variable. It should be returning a percent value but it is returning a sum.

 

Should be %:

http://api.census.gov/data/2013/acs5/profile?get=NAME,DP02_0024PE&for=state:01

 

It is returning same as this:

http://api.census.gov/data/2013/acs5/profile?get=NAME,DP02_0024E&for=state:01

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Duplicate (and incorrect) "Female 85 years and older" variable

I'm examining a tract in NYC. I found two different codes (P0120026 and P0120049) whose label and concept match exactly:

"label": "Female: !! 85 years and over",
"concept": "P12. Sex By Age [49]"

Furthermore, they return VASTLY different values. See queries below:


http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[key]&get=P0120049,NAME&for=block:*&in=state:36+county:061+tract:004200

http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[key]&get=P0120026,NAME&for=block:*&in=state:36+county:061+tract:004200... more »

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Invalid API Key

I just signed up and received a key from the Census API. I created a query, copied the key into the query and submitted it.

The response said:

A valid key must be included with each data API request. You included a key with this request, however, it is not valid. Please check your key and try again.

If you do not have a key you my sign up for one here.

I am not sure how I could have screwed this up here... Any... more »

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Error in Census 2010 API document ?

Hi All,

I believe that the Census 2010 API documentation (http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/variables.html) has an error for the table: P12A. Sex By Age (White Alone).

It appears that both P012A026 and P012A049 are attributed as Female: !! 85 years and over.

I believe that P012A026 should be 'Female' (as in the total of all females.

BTW - I have *not* checked the data as of yet. The data could be correct with... more »

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Invalid API Key Message

Hello, I recently obtained and validated my API key. However, when I attempt to enter a test URL in my browser window with my api key I receive a message stating "A valid key must be included with each data API request. You included a key with this request, however, it is not valid. Please check your key and try again."

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