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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.

Handbooks for Data Users

You can use American Community Survey (ACS) data in different ways and for different reasons. Each one of our downloadable PDF handbooks helps a particular group with specific how-to instructions and/or case studies.


For an introduction to ACS data, we recommend the handbook Understanding and Using American Community Survey Data: What All Data Users Need to Know.


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