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Documentation

The documentation below is provided in support of the American Community Survey data.

Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

Subject Definitions

Definitions of population and housing variables to help you understand the results of the American Community Survey

Group Quarters Definitions

Definitions for classifying group living situations according to the type of housing and/or services provided

Instructions for Applying Statistical Testing

Basic instructions for obtaining the ACS standard errors needed to do statistical testing

Comparison Guidance

Detailed subject/topic guidelines on comparing 2013 ACS to censuses and to 2011 ACS

Accuracy of the Data

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data


Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

Subject Definitions

Definitions of population and housing variables to help you understand the results of the American Community Survey

Group Quarters Definitions

Definitions for classifying group living situations according to the type of housing and/or services provided

Instructions for Applying Statistical Testing

Basic instructions for obtaining the ACS standard errors needed to do statistical testing

Comparison Guidance

Detailed subject/topic guidelines on comparing 2012 ACS to censuses and to 2011 ACS

Accuracy of the Data

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data


Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

Subject Definitions

Definitions of population and housing variables to help you understand the results of the American Community Survey

Group Quarters Definitions

Definitions for classifying group living situations according to the type of housing and/or services provided

Instructions for Applying Statistical Testing

Basic instructions for obtaining the ACS standard errors needed to do statistical testing

Comparison Guidance

Detailed subject/topic guidelines on comparing 2011 ACS to censuses and to 2010 ACS

Accuracy of the Data

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data


Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

Subject Definitions

Definitions of population and housing variables to help you understand the results of the American Community Survey

Group Quarters Definitions

Definitions for classifying group living situations according to the type of housing and/or services provided

Instructions for Applying Statistical Testing

Basic instructions for obtaining the ACS standard errors needed to do statistical testing

Comparison Guidance

Detailed subject/topic guidelines on comparing 2010 ACS to censuses and to 2009 ACS


Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

Subject Definitions

Definitions of population and housing variables to help you understand the results of the American Community Survey

Group Quarters Definitions

Definitions for classifying group living situations according to the type of housing and/or services provided

Instructions for Applying Statistical Testing

Basic instructions for obtaining the ACS standard errors needed to do statistical testing

Comparison Guidance

Detailed subject/topic guidelines on comparing 2009 ACS to censuses and to 2008 ACS

Accuracy of the Data

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data


Subject Definitions

Definitions of population and housing variables to help you understand the results of the American Community Survey

Group Quarters Definitions

Definitions for classifying group living situations according to the type of housing and/or services provided

Instructions for Applying Statistical Testing

Basic instructions for obtaining the ACS standard errors needed to do statistical testing

Comparison Guidance

Detailed subject/topic guidelines on comparing 2008 ACS to censuses and to 2007 ACS

Accuracy of the Data

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data


Subject Definitions

Definitions of population and housing variables to help you understand the results of the American Community Survey

Group Quarters Definitions

Definitions for classifying group living situations according to the type of housing and/or services provided

Instructions for Applying Statistical Testing

Basic instructions for obtaining the ACS standard errors needed to do statistical testing

Comparison Guidance

Detailed subject/topic guidelines on comparing 2007 ACS to censuses and to 2006 ACS

Accuracy of the Data

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data


Subject Definitions

Definitions of population and housing variables to help you understand the results of the American Community Survey

Group Quarters Definitions

Definitions for classifying group living situations according to the type of housing and/or services provided

Instructions for Applying Statistical Testing

Basic instructions for obtaining the ACS standard errors needed to do statistical testing

Comparison Guidance

Detailed subject/topic guidelines on comparing 2006 ACS to censuses and to 2005 ACS

Accuracy of the Data

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data


Subject Definitions

Definitions of population and housing variables to help you understand the results of the American Community Survey

Instructions for Applying Statistical Testing

Basic instructions for obtaining the ACS standard errors needed to do statistical testing

Accuracy of the Data

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data


Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

Subject Definitions

Definitions of population and housing variables to help you understand the results of the American Community Survey

Group Quarters Definitions

Definitions for classifying group living situations according to the type of housing and/or services provided

Accuracy of the Data

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data




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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | American Community Survey Office | Email ACS | Last Revised: September 18, 2014
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