Thursday, July 26, 2012

New: Census Apps

Want to know how many 24-year-olds live in the city of Pittsburgh? There's an app for that, and in the near future there are likely to be many more apps providing easier access to demographic data. That's because the Census Bureau has released its first public Application Programming Interface (API), which allows developers to create apps for retrieving census and American Community Survey data.

Check out the Census Bureau's app gallery where you can experiment with new apps. Already available is the Age Finder app. Select a state, pick a county or city if so desired, choose a race and any age group or single year of age. Voila: 3,730 men (and 3,528 women) age 24 live in the city of Pittsburgh.

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