The US Census Bureau surveys the US population for demographic information and provides this information to the public, as well as using the data for decision making.
The US Census Bureau API allows developers to access and integrate the data from the US Census Bureau, beginning with the 2010 Census, with other applications and to create new applications. Some example API methods include retrieving data by geographic location, retrieving summary files, and retrieving demographic information.
We saw earlier this year that the Government category was one of the most popular API categories within our directory. But what sections of government and what kinds of data are being made available via API? In this article we look at the ten most popular categories related to government APIs.
Often viewed as a technological laggard, the US Government is breaking the mold when it comes to APIs. Few, if any, large groups of API enthusiasts ever get together to discuss a common mandate the way this group does. Like a drum beat, once per month, Uncle Sam just keep iterating.