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Data Collection Error for the Telephone Service Question

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Data Collection Error for the Telephone Service Question

The Census Bureau identified a problem in the collection of data on the availability of telephone service in certain counties in 2015, 2016, and 2019.  The data collection problem occured during computer-assisted personal interviews only.

In 2015, the problem was identified in the following counties: Lonoke County, AR; St. Johns County, FL; Campbell County, KY; and Portage County, WI.

In 2016, the problem was identified in the following counties: Champaign County, IL; New Hanover County, NC; Robeson County, NC; Richland County, SC; Collin County, TX; and Hidalgo County, TX. 

In 2019, the problem was identified in the following counties: Flagler County, FL and St. Joseph County, IN.

As a result, data products containing telephone service estimates have been removed or suppressed for certain geographies within the data. A list of affected geographies is available to download. It may take several years in the ACS 5-year files until the estimates are available for the geographies affected.

The data products removed or suppressed for these specific geographies are B25043 and B992513. Portions of the following data products were also affected: S0102, S0103, S0201, S0501, S0502, S0503, S0504, S0505, S0506, S2504, DP04, and CP04.

Note: We consolidated information from previous errata notes 83, 86, 93, 108, and 113 into this one errata note.  The previous errata notes were deleted.

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