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American Community Survey Information Guide

You have questions. We have answers! — in the ACS Information Guide — a comprehensive guide to all things ACS, covering everything from the historical origins of the ACS, to who uses the ACS data and why, to where to get more in-depth information.

You can download the PDF, or flip through the pages right here using our Flipbook. It is also available en español.

Topics and Highlights from the guide include:

  • Short History of the ACS
  • Importance of Participating in the ACS
  • Who Uses the ACS and Why?
  • How the ACS Works for Your Community
  • ACS Subjects and Data Products
  • How ACS Data Are Collected
  • The US Constitution, Title 13, and the ACS
  • The US Census Bureau Oath of Nondisclosure
  • The Essential Role of the ACS
  • The ACS Compass Products - Handbooks and Training Presentations
  • Why Does the ACS Ask…
  • Frequently Asked Question from Respondents
  • Data Tools Available at
  • Help, Regional Office Locations and Contact Information

Thank you for your time and effort. It makes a difference!

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | American Community Survey Office | Email ACS | Last Revised: December 04, 2014
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