Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM ET

Discover the richness of American Community Survey (ACS) data.  


Explore in this webinar the detailed social, demographic, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year.  You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website, and how to access ACS data products through a variety of tools.


How to Attend:

  • Dial In: 888-790-3585
  • Passcode: 5117145
  • Link: Log In Details
  • Event Password: acs (If required, this password is only for users who join from a WebEx application or mobile app.)


American Community Survey (ACS)


The ACS is the only source of small area estimates for social, economic and demographic characteristics.


 on ACS videoAs examples in the Stats in Action show, users can now identify trends for socio-economic characteristics for even the smallest communities on a more frequent basis.


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.


The ACS 5-year estimates are 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 five-year statistics allow users to compare two non-overlapping five-year data sets, such as from 2005 to 2009 and from 2010 to 2014.


See also When to Use 1-Year, 3-Year, or 5-Year Estimates

Previous ACS Mapping Presentations


A recording of an ACS mapping presentation is also available. 





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