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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.

2018 Data Release Schedule

Updated January 23, 2020

Planned Release
Data Products1
Lowest Level Geography2
September 26, 2019

1-Year Data Release:3

  • Data Profiles
  • Detailed Tables
  • Summary File
  • Comparison Profiles
Places, County Subdivisions (where available)4 Geographies of 65,000+ population
October 17, 2019
  • Selected Population Profiles
  • Subject Tables
 
November 14, 2019 1-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) File Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)
December 19, 2019

5-Year Data Release:3

  • Data Profiles
  • Detailed Tables
  • Summary File
  • Comparison Profiles
  • Subject Tables
  • Narrative Profiles (on ACS website)
Data Product
Lowest Level of Geography
Data Profiles Census Tracts
Detailed Tables Block Groups
Summary File Block Groups
Comparison Profiles Places/County Subdivisions
Subject Tables Census Tracts
Narrative Profiles Census Tracts
January 30, 2020 5-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) File Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)
5-Year Variance Replicate Estimates Block Group

1-Year Supplemental Estimates Release:

  • Supplemental Tables
Places, County Subdivisions (where available) Geographies of 20,000+ population

FOOTNOTES

1 For information on the types of data products available, see the ACS Data Tables and Tools.

This year, ACS data products will be released on the Census Bureau’s new data dissemination platform at data.census.gov. American FactFinder will not host any of the 2018 ACS data releases.  Geographic Comparison Tables and Ranking Tables will not be supported on data.census.gov for the 2018 ACS release, and the Census Bureau is in the process of determining whether the new platform will support these types of tables in the future.

2 The lowest level of geography refers to the Census geographic hierarchy. For more information on census geography, see the Geography Program Glossary.

3 Media embargos will be available 48 hours before the public releases of the ACS 1-year estimates in September and the ACS 5-year estimates in December. To learn more about the embargos and what will be new with upcoming releases, tune into the pre-release webinars. Please check the ACS Events page for updates.

4 For definitions of the types of geographic areas listed, see the Geography Program Glossary.

 

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