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Connect to 2020 census database

Hi all,


I'm trying to integrate census data from into PowerBI, specifically information on demographics, unemployment/poverty, income, housing, and population density by metro area or county. 


I've already applied for and received the API key necessary from 


I'm very new to PBI and DAX, so I'm struggling to find the proper query to get the information into my dashboards. It doesn't help that the census data website isn't all that intuitive either and seems like every different table is a new web address I'd have to include in the query (I think). For example, income by county is here: but I can't see how to include demographics into the same table. 


Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Hey when you connect to the web api, you can scrap anything you view from that page, meantime, you also can create parameter to change the web page. If you want the graphs from that page, you can check below video, hope you get some insights:

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Hi @Anonymous ,


So there are many tables you want to connect to ,right? I'd suggest you firstly download the data into a local folder.


And open Power BI Desktop, get data from Folder


Then you could merge tables in Power Query Editor or build relationships between tables to make them related.


Best Regards,
Eyelyn Qin
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