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.
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 »
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... more »
In order to understand how crime or criminal elements are embedded within different communities, it may be useful to combine neighborhood crime data with ACS demographic and housing data. There are hotspots in most cities that could be objectively analyzed to reveal patterns which may be disrupted by governmental policy. That is, if the data clearly points to consistent reliable trends.
Over the last two days, I submitted a request for an Census API key at
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.)
I have a tool (geocoding, etc) that uses Census 2010 data and it puts out a report with '% Minority" and "Total Housing Units" -- how do I know what Census table originates this data ? And : What the corresponding table/field is in ACS ?
Is it possible to get all tracts within a MSA, as in (an attempt to get all tracts in the DC metro):
"error: unknown/unsupported geography heirarchy"
If not this would be useful!
I'm trying to run the following query:
I get the error message, "There was an error while running your query. We've logged the error and we'll correct it ASAP. Sorry for the inconvenience."
If I run the same query but just use the census tract, it works, but if possible I would like to be able to... more »
Some codes work for both, some return "null" when the block-group level is queried.
For example, the following url works for the tract level:
But using the same code, it returns null for the... more »
I am looking for block data support like this (that I'm using from 2010 decennial survey):
Is there another/better... more »
In order to draw a tract polygon, I need a list of lat/longs that define each tract. (For example, a tract that is exactly a square would have four lat/long points that define it.)
Is there an established way to get the lat/long of a census tract?
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/top-rank-census/id976962772?mt=8&uo=6&at=&ct=... more »
"$20,000-$34,999: 30 to 34 percent" (presumably H0500016) is missing. Variables jump from "$20,000-$34,999: 25 to 29 percent" to "$20,000-$34,999: 35 percent or more". Using the variable in the data call results in an unknown variable error.