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American Community Survey News Media Tool Kit

America is changing, and so is the census. The new American Community Survey (ACS) provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to manage change. Questions on topics that include education, transportation, housing and ancestry generate data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year. The ACS also streamlines the decennial census, eliminating the need for a separate long form in 2010.

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       (301) 763-3030
       (301) 457-1037 (TDD)
       e-mail: PIO@census.gov

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Greater Houston Partnership Uses ACS Data

Greater Houston Partnership Uses ACS Data

ACS Testimonials

National Association of Home Builders Uses ACS Data

National Association of Home Builders Uses ACS Data

America is Changing and So Is the Census

America's Changing and So Is the Census

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: June 14, 2013