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American Community Survey 2016-2020 5-Year Data Release

The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community in the nation. This survey is the only source of local estimates for most of the more than 40 topics it covers for communities across the nation. For example, it produces statistics for language, education, commuting, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance.

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Thursday, March 10, at 2 p.m. EST. 

The Census Bureau hosted a prerelease webinar on March 10, to show participants how to access the data and how to compare geographies and statistics over time.

News release

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New Statistics Available From the 2016-2020 American Community Survey
The Census Bureau determined the standard, full suite of 2016-2020 ACS 5-year data are fit for public release, government and business uses.

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Nuevas estadísticas de la ACS para los años del 2016 al 2020
La Oficina del Censo determinó que el conjunto de datos de 5 años de la ACS 2016-2020 es adecuado para la publicación y el uso del gobierno y de las empresas.

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New Statistics From the American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates To Be Embargoed And Prerelease Webinar Scheduled
The U.S. Census Bureau will offer an embargo period for subscribers to view the 2016-2020 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates.

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Census Bureau Update on 2016–2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates
On March 17, the U.S. Census Bureau will release the standard, full suite of 2016–2020 ACS 5-year data products.

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Census Bureau Statement on 2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Data
In November, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it would delay the release of the 2016-2020 ACS 5-year data  due to the impacts of COVID-19 on data collection.

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Census Bureau Statement on 2016-2020 American Community Survey
The Census Bureau must delay the 2016-2020 ACS 5-year data release originally targeted for December 2021. Our current plan targets a March 2022 release date.

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Census Bureau Releases Analytical Report on COVID-19 Impact on the 2020 American Community Survey
The U.S. Census Bureau today released an analytical report in advance of publishing experimental data from the ACS.

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