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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:
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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API extension for query across hierarchy

Hi All,

The API has incredible functionality for query/results within the nested US Census Bureau Geography (e.g. getting data for all the tracts in a county or all the block groups within a track).

However, it does not appear to support queries that run across the same geography very well.

For instance It does not appear to allow me to query the same parameter (e.g. race) in Tract A within County B and Tract C... more »

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http API

Hello everyone.
I am building an SMS server that will receive sms from mobile subscribers through a gateway in which I will be connecting to. This server will process these SMS which are basically requests and provide an automatic response through the same gateway.
My problrms are as follows;
How do I achieve this automation, i.e. How do I treat each request at a time and move to the next. The sms are submitted using... more »

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ZCTA in ACS 2012

Hi,

I am having trouble accessing ZCTA-level in ACS 5-year released on December 17, 2013.

Here is an example query that works for 2011 but not for 2012.

Thanks!

 

http://api.census.gov/data/2011/acs5?get=B06010_001E&for=zip+code+tabulation+area:*&key=

 

http://api.census.gov/data/2012/acs5?get=B06010_001E&for=zip+code+tabulation+area:*&key=

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API supporting multiple geography query

Hi All,

I have been working on my application and one of the things I would like to do is query the same variable on multiple geographies. For instance, get the total population at the Block Group, Tract, County, State, and Nation.

 

Right now, it is my understanding that this would represent five different calls to the API.

 

Can this be done in one call to the API ?

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using zipcodes for 2000 sf3 disability data

I am trying to get information on disability information per zip code?
http://api.census.gov/data/2000/sf3?key=(key)&get=P041001,NAME&for=zip+code+tabulation+area:(5 digit zip code)&in=state:(numerical identifier for states)
It is returning nothing however when I use tract in place of zip code tabulation area it works. So I am wondering if it just doesn't work by zip code or possibly I am doing something wrong.
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2012 data profiles and jam values

Please note that the 2012 data profiles may return the following in place of data. We will update the documentation on the website.

An '**' entry in the margin of error column indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute a standard error and thus the margin of error. A statistical test is not appropriate.

An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that either... more »

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