Here's an example of how to use DataFerret (a Census table-building tool) to lookup variable names and their descriptions on http://dataferrett.census.gov/run.html
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.
Many federal grants require applicants to supply Census data when responding to RFPs. Allow agencies to create a report template in AFF for applicants. This would allow for applicants to enter an address and get centroid data that was predefined by the agency. Applicants could downloaded the table in PDF form efficiently with all the available data the federal agency requires.
I am looking for a way to get the ACS data for a radius around a given point. Using the FCC's API I can get the Census Tract and Block number to use. Does anyone know of a way to get the Census tract numbers say within a 5 mile radius?
Is there any documentation for interpreting the values returned in the DATE variable in the population estimates API?
For example, http://api.census.gov/data/2013/pep/natstprc?get=POP,DATE&for=state:25&key=xxxxx returns numerically coded data values (e.g., "1", "6"). I can see by the data that 6 = 2013 but would love to see official documentation somewhere.
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 ?
Versus no coded variable definitions on the page:
All the needed content is in this presentation, but it was not intuitive to click on it since it refers to a specific event: https://www.census.gov/developers/NDoCH_Support_Slides.pdf Maybe rename it "ACS API Handbook"? Great great... more »
What I am doing is generating state options for a select list.
The offending function, getStateList(), can be seen at:
https://github.com/Code-for-Miami/iam1of.us/blob/master/js/script.js#L97... more »
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 have posted this in another topic, however it is hard to find.
Host name, API sub-folder (this triggers our api to parse the following data).
This portion refers to the DataSet/Instance pair (without both, it's difficult to determine what number you want back)
This determines what variables to retrieve (required,... more »
the author uses census boundary files to get coordinates of points that make up the boundary of a polygon.
When I tried to do the same thing with boundary files of block groups from the 2010 census for California. One of the files contents was in hex format and the block groups arrangement of polygon data... 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 »
This free one-hour on-line event will provide a general introduction to an R package that provides a general toolkit for downloading, managing, analyzing, and presenting data from the U.S. Census American Community Survey using the Census API.
Speaker: Ezra Haber Glenn, Lecturer at the... more »
In the KML and SVG files I am using (including that obtained from TIGER) the 11 digit GeoID10 seems to be the best column through which I can merge data pertaining to the census tracts either by using the "GEO.id2" field from ACS data downloaded as CSV from FactFinder or through a concatenation of... more »