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Technical Document

Core technical document contains information about how to use the ACS Summary File

Component ID: #ti1749561417

Appendices include the sequence number and restrictions for all tables, as well as summary levels available for each release

xls   1-year Appendices   [<1.0 MB]
xls   5-year Appendices   [<1.0 MB]

Summary File User Tools

Component ID: #ti1749561420

Table Shells

Contains table ID, line number, unique ID (table ID + Line Number), stub, and data release

xls   Table Shells   [2.3 MB]
Component ID: #ti1749561421

Sequence Number/Table Number Lookup File

Contains information on the relationship between the sequences and the tables

1-year Lookup File

txt   SAS format   [11 MB]
xls   Excel format   [4.7 MB]
txt   Text format   [1.8 MB]

5-year Lookup File

txt   SAS format   [11 MB]
xls   Excel format   [4.7 MB]
txt   Text format   [1.8 MB]
Component ID: #ti395944361

Simplified Geography Files

Contains basic geography information, including LOGRECNO, GEOID, and name, in an Excel file with tabs for the US, as well as each state or state equivalent.  Compared to the standard geography files in .csv and .txt format, these simplified files contain only the geography variables needed to read the ACS Summary File into Excel.

Component ID: #ti1749561422

SAS Programs

Contains SAS programs for each sequence per state, which can be used to convert each estimate and margin of error into SAS Datasets with table stubs

Component ID: #ti1749561423

Detailed example SAS program containing SAS macros which access the geography, estimate and margin of error data. It creates one table for all geographies from the ACS Summary File. Segments of the SAS codes can be used to convert geography files into SAS datasets

ftp   1-Year Macros   [<1.0MB]
ftp   5-Year Macros   [<1.0 MB]

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