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American Community Survey Data on School Enrollment

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide monthly survey that provides communities with reliable and timely demographic, housing, social, and economic data every year.

Data on School Enrollment characteristics are available for the U.S., states, counties, selected metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, and selected zip codes from 2000 to the present. There are over a thousand detailed tables in American FactFinder (AFF), of which over 20 are school enrollment tables.


School Enrollment and Work Status: 2011

School Enrollment in the United States: 2008 (P20-564)

School Enrollment in the United States: 2006 (P20-559: contains data from the 2006 ACS and the 2006 CPS)


There are over 20 recurring tables on school enrollment available from American FactFinder since 2000. Single year estimates for areas sized 65,000 and larger are available beginning in 2006 (for data year 2005). Three-year estimates for areas size 20,000 and larger are available beginning in 2008 (for data years 2005-7). Five-year estimates for census groups and larger are available beginning in 2010 (for data years 2005-9).


Estimates of School Enrollment by Grade in the American Community Survey, the Current Population Survey, and the Common Core of Data. Kurt Bauman and Jessica Davis, SEHSD Working Paper 2014-7, December 2013.

The Decline in Private School Enrollment. Stephanie Ewert, SEHSD Working Paper Number FY12-117, January 2013.

Comparison of Estimates on School Enrollment from the ACS and the CPS: 2003

School Enrollment Information Sheet

The school enrollment information sheet highlights the legal requirements, federal, state, and local uses of the American Community Survey data as well as the history of each question.

School Enrollment Fact Sheet

The school enrollment fact sheet highlights the differences between the school enrollment estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) and the October Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS).

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau |School Enrollment |  Last Revised: June 25, 2015