The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. The ACS covers a broad range of topics about social, economic, demographic, and housing characteristics of the U.S. population. Much of the ACS data provided on the Census Bureau's Web site are available separately by age group, race, Hispanic origin, and sex.
Detailed Tables, Subject Tables, Data Profiles, Comparison Profiles and Selected Population Profiles are available for the nation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, every metropolitan area, and all counties and places with populations of 65,000 or more.
For more information about the data available in the ACS, please visit its data users page.
The Census Bureau will not release its standard 2020 ACS 1-year estimates because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on data collection. Experimental estimates, developed from 2020 ACS 1-year data are available on the ACS Experimental Data page. They will not be available on data.census.gov or the Application Programming Interface (API).
Using the Census API with the American Community Survey Webinar
Discover how to access ACS datasets through the U.S. Census Bureau's Application Programming Interface (API) to create custom apps.
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