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

Discover in this webinar the best way to access demographic, socioeconomic and housing data about foreign-born populations using

You can also explore the richness of American Community Survey (ACS) data.  


Learn about how the Census collects data, regardless of legal status.  Unauthorized migrants are included in Census Bureau estimates of the total foreign-born population.  In this webinar, the Census will also explore topics, such as nativity, ancestry, language, and more.

The U.S. Census Bureau uses the term foreign-born to refer to anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth. This includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, temporary migrants, humanitarian migrants, and unauthorized migrants.


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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




Alexandra Barker, Census Academy Manager, and Eric Coyle, Data Dissemination Specialist