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2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-year estimates are now available, including the Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files and Variance Replicate Estimate (VRE) Tables.

Areas Published

American Community Survey (ACS) data are tabulated for a variety of different geographic areas ranging in size from broad geographic regions to cities, towns, county subdivisions, and block groups. View the chart below outlining the number of areas receiving data by geographic level. Note that 5-year estimates are available for all areas.

The chart below includes only selected summary levels, therefore not all geographic areas are represented below. To view the complete list of geographic areas published for ACS 1-year and 5-year estimates, as well as detailed lists for 1-year and 1-year Supplemental Estimates, visit the Reference Materials page.

Many factors other than population size also affect whether ACS data are published. Visit the Data Suppression page for more details and to learn how population thresholds are applied.

Update for the 2020 American Community Survey

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Census Bureau changed the 2020 American Community Survey (ACS) release. Instead of providing the standard 1-year data products, including the 1-year Supplemental Estimates, the Census Bureau released experimental estimates from the 1-year data. This includes a limited number of data tables for the nation, state, and the District of Columbia. Puerto Rico is not included.

Selected Geographic Areas Published in the 2020 American Community Survey 1-Year Experimental Estimates and 5-Year Estimates

Geographic Areas 1-year experimental estimates 1-year Supplemental Estimates 5-year estimates
  Areas with a
Population of 65,000+*
Areas with a
Population of 20,000+*
All areas**
  number percentage number percentage number
United States 1 100% 0 0% 1
Region 0 0% 0 0% 4
Division 0 0% 0 0% 9
States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico 51 98% 0 0% 52
County or equivalent1 0 0% 0 0% 3,221
County Subdivision2 0 0% 0 0% 36,568
Subminor Civil Division (Puerto Rico Only)3 N/A
N/A
N/A N/A 145
Census Tract3 N/A
N/A
N/A N/A 85,395
Block Group3 N/A
N/A
N/A N/A 242,335
Place (incorporated places and census designated places) 0
0% 0 0% 31,908
Consolidated City3 N/A
N/A
N/A N/A 8
Alaska Native Regional Corporation 0 0% 0 0% 12
American Indian Area/Alaska Native Area/Hawaiian Home Land 0 0% 0 0% 704
Specified American Indian Area-Tribal Census Tract3 N/A N/A N/A N/A 492
Specified American Indian Area-Tribal Census Tract-Tribal Block Group3 N/A N/A N/A N/A 934
Metropolitan Statistical/Micropolitan Statistical Area4 0 0% 0 0% 939
Principal City of Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Areas 0 0% 0 0% 1,267
Metropolitan Division 0 0% 0 0% 31
Combined Statistical Area 0 0% 0 0% 175
Combined New England City and Town Area 0 0% 0
0% 7
New England City and Town Area 0 0% 0 0% 40
Principal Cities of New England City and Town Areas 0 0% 0 0% 58
New England City and Town Area Division 0 0% 0 0% 11
Urban Area 0 0% 0 0% 3,592
Congressional Districts - 116th 0 0% 0 0% 440
Delegate District - 116th (at Large, District of Columbia) 0 0% 0 0% 1
Resident Commissioner District - 116th (at Large, Puerto Rico) 0 0% 0 0% 1
State Legislative District3, 5 (Upper) N/A
N/A N/A N/A 1,961
State Legislative District3, 5 (Lower) N/A N/A N/A N/A 4,833
Public Use Microdata Area 0 0% 0 0% 2,378
5 digit ZIP Code Tabulation Area3 N/A N/A N/A N/A 33,120
School District (Elementary) 0 0% 0 0% 1,971
School District (Secondary) 0
0% 0 0% 493
School District (Unified) 0 0% 0 0% 10,896
Total 52 0% 0 0%
464,002

 

1County equivalents include Alaska boroughs, municipalities, city and boroughs, and census areas; the District of Columbia; Louisiana parishes; Puerto Rico municipios; independent cities in Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, and Virginia.

2 For 1-year estimates, qualifying Minor Civil Divisions in 20 states only. For 5-year estimates, all county subdivisions.

3 1-year estimates are not produced for this geographic level, regardless of population size.

4 All metropolitan statistical areas receive ACS 1-year estimates. A population minimum of 50,000 is applied instead of the standard 65,000.

5 Legislative session year 2018.

* Counts based on geographic area boundaries as of January 1, 2020.

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Census Bureau changed the 2020 American Community Survey (ACS) release. Instead of providing the standard 1-year data products, including the 1-year Supplemental Estimates, the Census Bureau released experimental estimates from the 1-year data. This includes a limited number of data tables for the nation, state, and the District of Columbia. Puerto Rico is not included. There was no 2020 ACS 1-year Supplemental Estimate release.

* * The Census Bureau does not publish ACS data for blocks.

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