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For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 30, 2023

Census Bureau to Host Embargo for 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to embargo new 2018-2022 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates beginning on Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. ET, which are set to be publicly released on Dec. 7.

The ACS provides a wide range of statistics about the nation’s people and housing such as language spoken at home, education, commuting, employment, mortgage status and rent, income, poverty and health insurance coverage. It is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40-plus topics it covers.

The statistics will be available to embargo subscribers beginning Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. ET for all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, all congressional districts and metropolitan statistical areas, counties, places, census tracts, ZIP Code Tabulation Areas and block groups.

Embargo subscribers will have access to these statistics from Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. ET to Dec. 7 at 12:01 a.m. ET. Wire and distribution services are prohibited from distributing embargoed news stories and data files before the embargo period ends. For more information, view the Census Bureau’s embargo policy. The news release and 5-year data products on data.census.gov, the API and summary files will be made publicly available by 12:01 a.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 7. The narrative profiles, QuickFacts, and My Tribal Area will be made publicly available by 10 a.m. ET on Dec. 7.

To register for embargo access, visit <https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/embargoed_releases>.


Jewel Jordan
Public Information Office
301-763-3030 or
877-861-2010 (U.S. and Canada only)

Page Last Revised - December 12, 2023
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