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We measure the state of the nations workforce, including employment and unemployment levels, weeks and hours worked, occupations, and commuting.
Our statistics highlight trends in household and family composition, describe characteristics of the residents of housing units, and show how they are related.
Health statistics on insurance coverage, disability, fertility and other health issues are increasingly important in measuring the nation's overall well-being.
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The Geographic Support System Initiative will integrate improved address coverage, spatial feature updates, and enhanced quality assessment and measurement.
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The Census Bureau's Director writes on how we measure America's people, places and economy.
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There are many ways to access estimates and microdata from the American Community Survey (ACS). Learn more about our data tools, along with the product type, year(s) available & data set(s), and geographies included, to help you access the information you need from the ACS.
|Source:||What is it?||Product Type Included:||Year(s) Available & Data Set(s) Included:||Geographies Included:|
|Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography||Selected estimates about social, economic, and housing characteristics||Most recent ACS 5-year estimates||All states and counties, and for cities and towns with more than 5,000 people|
|Quick and easy access to selected statistics collected by the Census Bureau's American Community Survey||Selected tables about financial, jobs, housing, people, and education||Most recent ACS 5-year estimates||State, counties, and places|
|My Congressional District|
|Interactive tool that provides the latest demographic and economic statistics for every district of the 113th Congress||Selected estimates about people, jobs, housing, economic, and education||Most recent ACS 1-year estimates||113th Congressional Districts|
|American FactFinder (AFF) |
|Census Bureau's main data dissemination tool||Data Profiles, Detailed Tables, Geographic Comparison Tables, Subject Tables||2005-2009 ACS 5-year estimates to present||All areas down to census tract level|
|Comparison Profile, Data Profiles, Detailed Tables, Geographic Comparison Tables, Narrative Profiles*, Selected Population Profiles, Subject Tables||2005-2007 ACS 3-year estimates to present||Areas with populations of 20,000+|
|Comparison Profile, Data Profiles, Detailed Tables, Geographic Comparison Tables, Narrative Profiles*, Ranking Tables, Selected Population Profiles, Subject Tables||2005 ACS 1-year estimates to present||Areas with populations of 65,000+|
|Summary File Retrieval Tool |
|An Excel macro tool ideal for downloading tables from the ACS Summary File||Summary File||2005-2009 ACS 5-year Summary File to present||All areas down to block group level|
|Summary File||2006-2008 ACS 3-year Summary File to present||Areas with populations of 20,000+|
|Summary File||2008 ACS 1-year Summary File to present||Areas with populations of 65,000+|
|Census Bureau's data analysis and extraction tool||Summary File||2005-2009 ACS 5-year Summary File to present||All geographies down to block group level|
|Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS)||2004 ACS 1-year, 2005-2007 ACS 3-year, and 2005-2009 ACS 5-year PUMS files to present||Nation, regions, divisions, states, and PUMAs (PRCS began in 2005)|
|File Transfer Protocol (FTP) |
|Census Bureau's storage center for archived and current data||Data Tables||1996 to 2004 ACS 1-year estimates||Varies|
|Summary File||2005-2009 ACS 5-year Summary File to present||All areas down to block group level|
|Summary File||2005-2007 ACS 3-year Summary File to present||Areas with populations of 20,000+|
|Summary File||2005 ACS 1-year Summary File to present||Areas with populations of 65,000+|
|Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS)||1996 ACS 1-year, 2005-2007 ACS 3-year, and 2005-2009 ACS 5-year PUMS files to present||Nation, regions, divisions, states, and PUMAs|
|API (Application Programming Interface) census.gov/developers||Census Bureau's source for developers to access data to create software applications||Data Profiles||2011 ACS 1-year Congressional Districts||Congressional Districts|
|Data Profiles||2008-2012 ACS 5-year estimates||All areas down to tract level|
|Data Profiles||2010-2012 ACS 3-year estimates||Areas with populations of 20,000+|
|Data Profiles||2012 ACS 1-year estimates||Areas with populations of 65,000+|
|Summary File||2006-2010 ACS 5-year estimates to present||All geographies down to block group level|
|Summary File||2010-2012 ACS 3-year estimates||Areas with population of 20,000+|
|Summary File||2012 ACS 1-year estimates||Areas with population of 65,000+|
*The Census Bureau discontinued the Narrative Profiles for both 1-year and 3-year. The 2012 ACS 1-year and 2010-2012 ACS 3-year Narrative Profiles are the last release in American FactFinder. Beginning with the 2008-2012 ACS 5-year data release, 5-year Narrative Profiles are available on our website. In future years, we plan on producing only 5-year Narrative Profiles.