New From ESRI: Mapping American Community Survey (ACS) Data Just Got Easier
We are excited to announce that new feature layers containing the latest 2013-2017 five-year demographic and housing estimates of the American Community Survey (ACS) are now available within the ArcGIS platform through the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. These ready-to-use layers allow instant access to publicly-available, fully documented and ready-to-analyze data sourced directly from the Census API.
We’ve taken over 70 of the most popular ACS tables, including many of the newly-released Computer Ownership and Internet Connectivity tables, and created feature layers for the Living Atlas of the World. This means all ArcGIS users have access to over 900 attributes of publicly-available data at the state, county, and tract levels.
Browse the Living Atlas by topic or subject area to discover the layers that are relevant to your work. Services include attributes on housing, education, earnings, youth, veterans, marital status, poverty, and much more. All the feature services available are available in an ArcGIS Online content group called ACS Current 5-Year Estimates.
These layers are publicly available and ready to be accessed, shared, and used within GIS workflows. Each layer comes with ready-to-use cartography and pop-ups, but can easily be customized or reconfigured for your own web maps. You can browse this ArcGIS Online Group of example maps and apps for inspiration.
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