We're trying to figure out if we can query 2015 ACS 5-year estimates for all block groups within a state for certain IDs/variables. An example screenshot of what this would look like in American Fact Finder (AFF) is attached. Right now it looks like 2015 ACS 5-year estimates are only available through the API (and not FTP), and we're not sure if it is possible to request all block groups for an entire state at once as we are getting an error. Does anyone know if this request is even possible through the Census API for ACS?
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In reply to Tom:
Oh I see. Yeah it is manual, though easy to select by table ID. But if this isn't a one-off research project, I'm not sure. I've tried unsuccessfully before to use the ACS package in R, which takes advantage of the census API to download data. I read that there is a way to nest download calls so that you can get data for large geographies like states, but wasn't able to do it on my own. cran.r-project.org/.../acs.pdf Very common complaint about the ACS data that I would also like a solution to ...