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American Community Survey (ACS) and the Decennial Census

American Community Survey (ACS) and the Decennial Census An Overview Lacey Loftin Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau Outline American Community Survey and the Decennial Census Basics of ACS data collection

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American Community Survey (ACS) and the Decennial Census






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American Community Survey (ACS) and the Decennial Census An Overview Lacey Loftin Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau

OutlineAmerican Community Survey and the Decennial CensusBasics of ACS data collectionWhat data is Available?

The History of the Census in the United States1790-1930Census: One form for each household1940-2000Census: short form and long form1940-1990Census of Housing2005-presentACS: Full implementation2010 &2020 Census: short form only

ACS Data vs.Decennial Census

What is the ACS?An ongoing monthly survey Sent to 3.5 million addressesData collection through four modesMailInternetTelephone Personal Visit

Who do we survey?Resident population of the United States and Puerto Rico living in housing units and group quarters (GQ)Housing Units: any house, apartment, mobile home or trailer, a group of rooms, or a single room occupied as separate living quartersGroup Quarters: any place where people live or stay that is normally owned or managed by an entity or organization providing housing or services to residents

ACS Data Collection Process 7

ACS Content

Availability of ACS Data Products

Decennial CensusShort Form OnlyAge & Date of BirthSexRace OriginOwn or Rent HomeCitizenshipNameRelationshipPhone Number

The Decennial Census

Geographic ConceptsLegal and Administrative AreasNationStatesCountiesIncorporated PlacesMinor Civil DivisionsSchool DistrictsZip Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTA)Statistical AreasRegionsDivisions Census County Divisions Census Designated Places Public Use Microdata Areas Census Tracts Block Groups

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