The U.S. Census Bureau provides regular releases of American Community Survey (ACS) statistics on education and employment.

The release date for 2019 ACS data is September 17, 2020.

About the American Community Survey Data

The American Community Survey (ACS) provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community in the nation.

Statistics on numerous demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics, including language spoken at home, educational attainment, commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance coverage will be available. 

ACS data are often recommended for applicants seeking ETA discretionary grants-in-aid given the general documentation requirement in our solicitations to “describe the local and regional labor markets in which the grant would operate.” 

Release of Two-Year ACS Estimates

The ACS one-year estimates are available for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, and all counties and places with populations of 65,000 or more.

The ACS 2011-2015 five-year estimates were released on December 8, 2016 for all geographic areas including Census tracts, ZIP code tabulation areas and block groups.


These statistics cover all geographic areas regardless of size, down to the block-group level, including nativity, ancestry, and selected monthly homeowner costs.

ACS Webinar on its Education and Employment Data and Estimates

The U.S. Census Bureau held a webinar in 2016 to discuss the release of American Community Survey (ACS) statistics on education and employment. 

The webinar is useful for learning more about ACS data released to the public. You can find links to other introductory and explanatory webinars about ACS data under Related Content.    

ACS Tools and Guides

Visit the Census Bureau's Data Explorer or use a Census API to start exploring these estimates, table comparisons, narrative profiles and the summary files on the FTP site, including the Summary File 3.

If you have questions about this survey, please call the Customer Services Center at 1 (800) 923-8282. 

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