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American Community Survey

Alternate Titles(s): ACS

UID: 10026

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year. To help communities, state governments, and federal programs, we ask about: age, sex, race, family and relationships, income and benefits, health insurance, education, veteran status, disabilities, where you work and how you get there, and where you live and how much you pay for some essentials.
2005 - Present
Geographic Coverage
United States
Local Expert for NYU
Subject Domain
Access Restrictions
Free to All
Access Instructions
The Census Bureau produces downloadable American Community Survey (ACS) data files on the Census Bureau's file transfer protocol (ftp) server. There are both summary products and public use microdata samples (PUMS) available. The PUMS files are accessible for users with SAS or SPSS programming experience. There are a number of data tools available to access the data.
Dataset Format(s)
SAS, SPSS, Stata, ASCII, Microsoft Excel, CSV
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