American Community Survey

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Why We Ask Questions About...
Home Heating Fuel

Your privacy concerns

We use your confidential survey answers to create statistics like those in the results below and in the full tables that contain all the data—no one is able to figure out your survey answers from the statistics we produce. The Census Bureau is legally bound to strict confidentiality requirements. Individual records are not shared with anyone, including federal agencies and law enforcement entities. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share respondents' answers with anyone—not the IRS, not the FBI, not the CIA, and not with any other government agency.

Question as it appears on the form

We ask one question about fuel used to better understand how people heat their homes.

Results from this question

The results from this question are compiled to provide communities with important statistics about housing characteristics. You can see some of these published statistics here for the nation, states, and your community.

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Home heating fuel data help communities:

History of home heating fuel question

The home heating fuel question originated with the 1940 Census. It was transferred to the ACS in 2005 when it replaced the decennial census long form.


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