June 14, 2017

Census Bureau: Upcoming Webinar on Accessing American Community Survey Statistics in API


The U.S. Census Bureau is hosting a webinar June 21 on Using the Census API With the American Community Survey. Users will learn how to access and use the Census Bureau’s application programming interface with statistics from the American Community Survey, identify survey variables and geographies to build queries, and locate additional resources.

Through the API, the Census Bureau is offering the public wider access to key U.S. statistics. In May 2017 alone, users accessed the Census Bureau API 33,548,777 times. Since 2009, users have accessed the API 3,025,612,099 times.

The API lets developers create custom apps to reach new users and makes key demographic, social, economic and housing statistics more accessible than ever before. Access to this information also allows developers to design web and mobile apps to explore or learn more about America’s changing population and economy. Currently available statistics provide key demographic and economic information on the nation, its neighborhoods and areas in between.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. EDT


Javier Gomez, American Community Survey Office
Tammy Anderson, DataWeb and Applications Staff

WebEx Event Center Link for Attendees:

The webinar will consist of a simultaneous audio conference and online presentation. Participants will be able to ask questions once the presentation is complete.

Click here to access the WebEx.

Verizon Audio Conference Access Line:

Questions will be taken from the media.
Toll free number: 1-888-972-9336
Participant passcode: 3684520

Online Presentation Access Information:

Please log in early. An updated browser is recommended.
To view a list of available APIs, click here.

This post was originally published here.