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Duplicate (and incorrect) "Female 85 years and older" variable

I'm examining a tract in NYC. I found two different codes (P0120026 and P0120049) whose label and concept match exactly:

"label": "Female: !! 85 years and over",

"concept": "P12. Sex By Age [49]"

Furthermore, they return VASTLY different values. See queries below:

http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[key]&get=P0120049,NAME&for=block:*&in=state:36+county:061+tract:004200

http://api.census.gov/data/2010/sf1?key=[key]&get=P0120026,NAME&for=block:*&in=state:36+county:061+tract:004200

Am I missing something obvious or it this an error?

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Submitted by 7 months ago

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  1. I believe P0120026 is total female pop and P0120049 is female pop 85 years and older.

    check out this word doc:

    www.census.gov/2010census/news/doc/sf1_table_matrix_section.doc

    which i found on www.census.gov by searching on

    P0120026

    7 months ago
  2. Elizabeth,

    Thank you very much for the bug report. Margaret is exactly right; the label for P0120026 is incorrect and it should be "Female:" (for total female population).

    I've noted this in our bug database and it should be fixed soon.

    Thanks!

    7 months ago

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