New Data: U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates
From the U.S. Census:
We are pleased to announce the release of the 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, the most relied-on source for up-to-date social, economic, and housing information every year. These statistics cover all geographic areas regardless of size, down to the block-group level.
The ACS is the only source of local statistics for most of the 40 topics it covers, such as educational attainment, occupation, language spoken at home, nativity, ancestry, and selected monthly homeowner costs.
Visit the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder or use Census API to start exploring these estimates.
- New 5-Year Comparison Guidance: Non-overlapping ACS 5-year estimates are available for the first time. Visit our 5-year to 5-year comparison guidance page for detailed information on comparing 5-year estimates.
- Guidance for Data Users: Learn more about the types of data tables and tools available, and get guidance about when to use 1-year and 5-year estimates.
- 2010-2014 5-Year Changes: Visit our 2014 Data Release page to learn about table and geography changes, and our ACS/Census 2000 Table Comparisons tool to find comparable tables between ACS 5-year estimates and Census 2000 Summary File 3.
- 2010-2014 ACS 5-Year Narrative Profiles: 2010-2014 ACS 5-year Narrative Profiles summarize popular topics using nontechnical text and graphs for select geographies down to the census tract level. Visit the ACS Narrative Profiles page and American FactFinder for continuous profile data since 2009.
- 2010-2014 ACS 5-Year Summary File: Download all of the ACS Detailed Tables via the Summary File on the FTP site. Instructions and other technical information is available on the Summary File Documentation page.
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