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Problem in Virginia Data

Using the SF1 api, when I loop through the counties in Virginia, it finishes the county loop and then begins a loop through cities. I noticed it while running a nested loop for the entire US. Virginia was the only state that I noticed doing this, though there could be others.

Here's the URL I'm using that generates this list of counties + cities.{ikey}&get=NAME&for=county:*&in=state:51


Submitted by 2 years ago

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    Hi neroth. There isn't a problem in the Virginia data. The cities that you are seeing are "Independent Cities", which are treated as county equivalents in Census geography. Virginia has the most in the nation, but another example is the city of Baltimore in Maryland. I believe that Missouri and Nevada have these as well.

    2 years ago

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