The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $450 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.
To help communities, state governments, and federal programs, we ask about:
All this detail is combined into statistics that are used to help decide everything from school lunch programs to new hospitals.
Thank you for your time and effort. It makes a difference!
"The American Community Survey is vital to economic development and for wise government and business decision-making. The American Community Survey is an improvement over the census long form because it provides small-area information annually instead of once a decade."
Joan Naymark, Director of Research and Planning for Target