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Daytime Population

Commuter-Adjusted Daytime Population

The concept of the daytime population refers to the number of people who are present in an area during normal business hours, including workers. This is in contrast to the “resident” population, which refers to people who reside in a given area and are typically present during the evening and nighttime hours. The ACS asks respondents about their place of work location. This information, coupled with residence location, is used to calculate daytime population estimates. This page presents tables of daytime population estimates for several geographic summary levels, including States, Counties, MCDs, and Places. The tables also include the population components necessary to calculate daytime population estimates. A brief summary paper entitled “Commuter-Adjusted Population Estimates: ACS 2006-10” describes notable patterns in the 2010 ACS daytime population estimates.

Commuter-Adjusted Daytime Population Data

American Community Survey (ACS) 

Historical Data 
  • Commuter Adjusted Daytime Population: Census 2000 

Instructions on Calculating Commuter-Adjusted Daytime Population Estimates

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Commuting (Journey to Work) |  Last Revised: 2014-01-31T12:18:37.929-05:00