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About the ACS Compass Products

The U.S. Census Bureau has developed a series of educational materials called The American Community Survey Compass Products. The ACS Compass Products give direction and guidance to you in using American Community Survey data.


These handbooks provide user-friendly information about the American Community Survey (ACS). Each handbook targets a specific user group, including first time ACS data users.


These annotated presentations provide an overview of the American Community Survey and the main issues involved in getting and using the data.


This e-Tutorial is for all people interested in the American Community Survey. It describes the purpose and benefits of the ACS and demonstrates how to access a variety of data products and resources.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | American Community Survey Office | Email ACS | Last Revised: March 17, 2015
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