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Share Your ACS Data Story

We want to hear about how you use American Community Survey (ACS) data!

Did you or your organization use the ACS to make an important decision, help your community, open/expand a business, etc? If so, we are eager to learn more about ACS data in action. Share your story by completing the fields below to help us showcase the value of the ACS.

Need help getting started? Check out featured examples from our current collection of ACS data stories.

Note: If you have questions or need assistance with ACS data, please contact acso.users.support@census.gov. You can also reach out to the ACS Online Community.

Authority for the collection of information using the Share Your ACS Data Story for the American Community Survey (ACS) form is provided under 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(d)(2).

The purpose for collecting this information is to gather information from users who want to share their data story about how they use ACS data. The form will provide users a way to provide feedback regarding ACS data that will improve community, business, or data needs. Information collected includes name, telephone number, email address, organization, and job title.

Disclosure of the information provided to us is permitted under the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a) and may be shared with other Census Bureau staff for the work-related purposes identified in this statement. Disclosure of this information is also subject to the published routine uses as identified in the Privacy Act System of Record Notice COMMERCE/DEPT-5, Decennial Census Programs.

Providing this information is voluntary. Failure to provide this information may affect the DOC’s ability to help improve community, business or data needs using ACS data.

OMB Control NO: 0690-0030
Expiration Date: 07/31/2023


* Indicates a required field

Tell us how you use ACS data.
Tell us about any outcomes or decisions that you or your organization have made based on ACS data. For example: selecting a location for a $250 million department store distribution center that brought 4,000 jobs to Denver, CO.
For example, median household income.
For example, all counties in Pennsylvania.

Dataset Used *
Please include links to help us learn more about your project. You may also share documents and images that represent your project by emailing them to acso.events@census.gov with the subject line “ACS Data Story”.


Contact Information * Please provide your email address and/or phone number.

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I hereby represent and warrant that I am qualified to grant this permission, being the owner of the image, photograph, attachment, or text, or the owner's authorized employee or agent. I further warrant that I have obtained releases to use one’s likeness from any individuals who might appear within the image, photograph, or attachment, or from their legal guardians or authorized representatives. I hereby indemnify and hold harmless the Census Bureau, its employees, agents, and contractors against any and all claims, actions, or damages (including attorney's reasonable fees) asserted by or paid to any party on account of a breach or alleged breach of the above warranties. I understand that the Census Bureau will not compensate me in any way or pay me for using the image, photograph, attachment, or text."


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