The U.S. Census Bureau provides regular releases of American Community Survey (ACS) statistics on education and employment.
ACS Webinar on its Education and Employment Data and Estimates
The U.S. Census Bureau held a webinar on September 8, 2016 to discuss the release of latest American Community Survey (ACS) statistics on education and employment.
The webinar is useful for learning more about ACS data released to the public, which can be located online on the Census Bureau website. You can find links to other introductory and explanatory webinars about ACS data to the left.
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.
For example, it produces statistics for language, education, commuting, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance.
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 Tools and Guides
Visit the Census Bureau's American FactFinder or use the Census API tool to start exploring these estimates, table comparisons, narrative profiles and the summary files on the FTP site, including the 2000 Summary File 3.
If you have questions about this survey, please call the Customer Services Center at 1 (800) 923-8282.