Detailed demographic, social, housing, and economic data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) can strengthen and localize many news and feature stories.
Throughout the year ACS collects new data from randomly-selected addresses in the United States and Puerto Rico. Using ACS data, you can:
Find facts on lots of topics including:
ACS data are produced for geographic areas ranging from neighborhoods to congressional districts to the entire nation.
To access ACS data, go to American FactFinder.
For more information and interviews, contact the Public Information Office:
The handbook A Compass for Understanding and Using American Community Data: What the Media Needs to Know [PDF 1.3MB] or our PowerPoint presentations can also help you get the most from ACS.
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