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Activity Number: 571
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Computing
Abstract #312592
Title: Accessing Data from the Census Bureau API
Author(s): Alex Shum*+ and Heike Hofmann
Companies: Iowa State University and Iowa State University
Keywords: R ; Census Bureau ; American Community Survey ; ACS ; Census

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey by the U.S. Census Bureau that provides yearly demographic data. Recently the Census Bureau released an online API to give public access to several parts of the Decennial Census and data from the 1, 3, and 5 year aggregates if the American Community Survey (ACS). We will discuss how to use the API to access these datasets, give examples and also discuss some of the shortcomings of the current implementation

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