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AmericanCommunitySurveyIntroduction...................................................2ShortHistoryotheACS..........................................2ImportanceoParticipatingintheACS...............................3WhoUsestheACSandWhy.......................................4HowtheACSWorksorYourCommunity.............................6ACSSubjectsandDataProducts....................................7HowACSDataAreCollected.......................................8AddressSelection..............................................8AddressContactedbyMail.......................................8TelephoneFollow-UporSurveysNotCompleted......................9PersonalVisitFollow-UporSurveysNotCompletedorAddressesWithPostOfceBoxMailDelivery....................................9PersonalVisitorPeopleLivinginGroupHousing......................9TelephoneFollow-UporFormsReturnedIncomplete...................9TheU.S.ConstitutionTitle13andtheACS..........................10TheU.S.CensusBureauOathoNondisclosure........................11TheEssentialRoleotheACS.....................................11TheACSCompassProductsHandbooks.............................12TheACSCompassProductsOnlineTutorial..........................12TheACSCompassProductsPresentations...........................13WhyDoestheACSAsk..........................................14FrequentlyAskedRespondentQuestions............................15FindOutMoreAboutYourCommunityThroughNewToolsortheACS.....16FourWaystoFindHelpWithACSStatistics...........................17ContactInormation............................................17U.S.CensusBureauRegionalOfces....................InsidebackcoverContents