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Sample ACS & PRCS Forms and Instructions

Browse sample American Community Survey (ACS) and Puerto Rico Community Survey (PRCS) forms (or questionnaires) in English and Spanish with instruction guides from 1996 through present.

  • The household form asks about the people at the address on the mailing label and their house, apartment or mobile home. 
  • The group quarters form is for people living in group housing facilities such as college/university student housing, nursing/skilled nursing facilities, barracks, and correctional facilities.
  • El cuestionario de hogares piden información acerca de las personas que residen en la dirección de la etiqueta. También piden información sobre la casa, apartamento o casa móvil ubicada en la dirección que se indica en la etiqueta. 
  • El cuestionario de alojamientos de grupo piden información acerca de las personas que residen en los alojamientos de grupo, como los alojamientos para estudiantes universitarios, centros de enfermería / enfermería especializada, cuarteles, y instalaciones correccionales.

Use a pen with blue or black ink, or a #2 pencil, to complete the ACS or PRCS form you got in the mail. If you have misplaced the ACS or PRCS form that you received in the mail, please call 1-800-354-7271.

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2024 American Community Survey

Group Quarters Questionnaire

Instruction Guide

The Instruction Guide is no longer being mailed out to respondents.  It was discontinued for housing units in 2017 and for group quarters in 2021. However, you can still find these instructions on our website. For instructions on responding to the survey, go to our Get Help Responding to the ACS page, or to the For People Living in Group Housing page (for group quarters only). 

La Encuesta Sobre La Comunidad De Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Community Survey)

Group Quarters Questionnaire

Page Last Revised - December 21, 2023
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