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(@jeffs0)

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Demographics by zip code

Newbie here. I searched the api documentation and still do not fully understand how to use it.

 

I would like to find the average house value for a given zip code from the 2010 census data. Possible?

 

If so, please provide an example URL for 09210.

 

Can the same call be made for multiple zip codes that make up an area?

 

Thanks!

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(@lvanleir)

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General design and specific API questions

Hello everyone,

This is a question requiring some general direction and also some technical help:

I would like to automatically (daily, weekly?) upload ACS reports by county (all 3200+) into a database hosted locally. My boss wants it in MS Access (this is not up for debate, I have tried).

From MS Access, we'd like to be able to extract the fields we need to populate a .xls file or any other format. Eventually, even... more »

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Latitude/Longitude in PDI

Hi All,

 

I am trying to call the API for the the geocoder census geographical locations for few addresses I have in my database. I want the longitude/latitude values for each address.I want to call the API through a javascript in an ETL tool. Can anyone suggest method or any useful link for that? It would be a great help.

 

Thanks!!

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Query help

Hi,

I've been working with the following query:

http://api.census.gov/data/2012/popproj/pop?get=TOTAL_POP,POP_4,POP_3,POP_2,POP_1,POP_0&ORIGIN=0&RACE=0&SEX=0&YEAR=2012&key=

I think it is returning total usa population of age 5 and under for the year 2012. Is there a way to get the same information for each state?

In other words is per state information available from popproj/pop? Or do I need to query another data... more »

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COUNTY lookup by valid street address

I am looking for a solid WebService API method that will allow me to submit an http request with a pre-validated US Street/City/State/Zip address and return COUNTY in xml or json about 200 times per work day.It looks like the US Census API may do it? Is the data current enough? What might a request look like? Many thanks in advance.

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(@elizabeth.duncan)

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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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(@dgcatanzaro)

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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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(@george.j.constance)

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Data Types

would like api access for my developer to obtain historical census data. I know Ancestry has access. But mot sure of this relationship. How can I determine what data and what years are available in digital format?

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(@censususer2014)

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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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(@dgcatanzaro)

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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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