The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data

The Census Bureau will hold a webinar on September 6, 2018 from 1-2 p.m. (Eastern) in advance of the September 13th release of the 2017 American Community Survey statistics.

About the American Community Survey

The American Community Survey (ACS) helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities. It is the premier source for detailed population and housing information about our nation.

The ACS data provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community in the nation. This survey is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40 topics it covers for communities across the nation.

For example, it produces statistics for language, education, commuting, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance. The one-year statistics will be 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.               

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About this Presentation

The webinar will show participants how to access new data and online resources from the 2017 American Community Survey. Attendees will also learn about changes related to this release, and tips for comparing geographies and statistics over time.

Discover the detailed social, economic, housing, and demographic statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year.

You will learn about the basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on the Census Bureau website, and how to access ACS data products through a variety of tools.

How to Attend the Webinar

Access: The webinar will consist of a simultaneous audio conference and online presentation. Attendees will be able to ask questions following the presentation. 

Audio conference access information:  The toll-free number is 1-888-769-9404;the  participant passcode is ACS1YEAR.

Online presentation access information:  Please log in 10-15 minutes early, as some setup is required.

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