The CensusCity SDK provides data to work in projects related to population, income, and any other Census data. It has been designed with modularity in mind to interact with Census Bureau APIs, Energy Information Agency, USDA Farmer's Market directory, and Socrata. Community modules include ArcGIS and U.S. Housing and Urban Development. Get started at http://uscensusbureau.github.io/citysdk/gettingstarted.html
Cities are a natural starting point for thinking about app solutions and visualizations that create value for end users. But legacy approaches to data availability and existing infrastructure systems are significant barriers to enabling the next wave of innovation at the human-city scale. ProgrammableWeb spoke with organizers from the National Day of Civic Hacking about how the global event aims to disrupt the way cities and developers can work together.
The US Census is a treasure trove of valuable information for many people. From salesmen trying to market to curious people trying to learn about new cultural trends, the Census is a great source of information. Accessing this data in a computer readable form is sometimes difficult, however. The USA Today Census API simplifies the process, at least for the 2010 census.