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American Community Survey
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.
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.