Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Factfinder 2 mystery

One of our Data Detectives entered a New York State address. The American Factfinder 2 system retrieved information for a township in Missouri. Another address in Buffalo NY retrieved data for Buffalo City in
Johnson County Wyoming.

However, the system worked as expected when entering the zip code, with or without the city and state.

The Census Bureau has indicated that FactFinder 2 works best with Firefox
3.5 or greater, and that has shown to be accurate. Using Internet Explorer 8 earlier, though, currently does not work well with FactFinder. Apparently, FactFinder will work with IE 7, but not higher versions. The Census Bureau is working on this problem.

Our Data Detective got good results using Google Chrome, but incorrect results using Opera.

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