Hard to believe they could have produced something worse than FactFinder. I could never imagine missing it. Alan E Pisarski
Alan E. Pisarski Consultancy
Landline 703 941-4257
Cell 703 650-8925
Get Outlook for iOS
From: Bob Schwartz <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:12:23 AM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Subject: [CTPP] Re: Troubles with data.census.gov
This email originated from outside of USF. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender or understand the content is safe.
I agree with Jonathan. I HATE data.census.gov. Bring back American FactFinder.
Am I the only user having chronic problems with data.census.gov?
After nearly a year of constant attempts at use and self-training, my personal experience is that data.census.gov is capricious, inconsistent, and inadequate. The potential is (probably) there but to my view it’s not yet ready for prime time – yet it is the only way you can access the 2018 ACS. American Factfinder is going away in a matter of months, so soon the shaky and unstable data.census.gov system will be all that we have.
Perhaps there’s some magic bullet I have yet to find. Or an alternative that provides the professional reliability the data community needs. API?
Can anybody in the data community offer insights?
Jonathan Lupton AICP
Senior Planner – Publications
Little Rock AR