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Data.census.gov outreach staff exhibit at conferences and give presentations, and provide workshops and webinars throughout the year. Learn more about our activities here.
Find out the latest updates about data.census.gov, the Census API, and the Microdata Access, including the most recent data releases and news.

Basics of Using the Census Application Programming Interface (API)

Join us in this hands-on class as we learn how to access data through the Census Data Application Programming Interface (API). You’ll learn the basics of using the Census API without the need for  third-party software or programming knowledge. We'll start with the basics by explaining what is the API.  Then we will walk through how to create custom API queries using just your internet browser, how to edit those queries using individual data variables and geographies, as well as how to save the retrieved data. Time is allotted throughout the training for questions and participation is strongly encouraged.  Using two monitors is recommended for this class, if available.

To ensure that we maximize the number of attendees, we ask that you only register for a single session.  If you need to register for more than one session of the same workshop for any reason, please email us at census.data@census.gov to request this.

  • Please click sessions below to register.
  • Registration is required to attend these workshops. Attendance is limited to 50 participants per session.

***When registering, if you receive a message that you are waitlisted, please sign up for later class.  We are trying to move classes to Waitlist as they fill, but sometimes there is a lag in that update.

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As we continue to develop new functionalities like search by address and advanced printing and download options, please let us know what features are important to you. 

Please send your questions or comments on data.census.govCensus API, or Microdata Access to census.data@census.gov

Page Last Revised - May 6, 2024
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