Using Data

Block Data from ACS

In looking at the geography levels supported by 2012 ACS, I don't see block-level data.

See:

http://api.census.gov/data/2012/acs5/profile/geography.json

I am looking for block data support like this (that I'm using from 2010 decennial survey):

{

"name": "block",

"requires": [

"state",

"county",

"tract"

]

}

(http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1/geography.json)

Is there another/better way to get block ACS data?

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  1. Comment
    william.a.rankin
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    Hi Elizabeth. The lowest level geography that the ACS provides is the "block group" level, and some tables go only down to the "tract" level. This is done for confidentiality reasons. Only the decennial data goes down to the "block" level.

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    elizabeth.duncan ( Idea Submitter )

    Okay. I figured that - but wasn't sure. Thanks for the help!

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