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Developing Guidelines Based on CVs for when One-Year Estimates Can Be Used Instead of Three-Year Estimates in the American Community Survey (ACS) for Areas with Populations of 65,000 or More

Michael Ikeda

KEY WORDS: American Community Survey, One-Year Estimates, Guidelines

ABSTRACT

A method is outlined for developing guidelines for acceptable use of 1-year estimates rather than 3-year estimates for areas with more than 65,000 total population in the American Community Survey (ACS).  The method is based on the coefficents of variation of the estimates.  It is applied to estimates from the 2006 ACS and the results are presented.

CITATION: Ikeda, Michael. Developing Guidelines Based on CVs for when One-Year Estimates Can Be Used Instead of Three-Year Estimates in the American Community Survey (ACS) for Areas with Populations of 65,000 or More. Statistical Research Division Study Series (Statistics #2008-02). U.S. Census Bureau.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Research Division

Created: October 6, 2008
Last revised: October 2, 2008


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