The American Community Survey collects data on an ongoing basis, January through December, to provide every community with the information they need to make important decisions, New data are released very year, in the form of estimates, in a variety of tables, tools, and analytical reports.
Data Profiles have the most frequently requested social, economic, housing, and demographic data. Each of these four subject areas is a separate data profile. The data profiles summarize the data for a single geographic area, both numbers and percent, to cover the most basic data on all topics.
Narrative Profiles are short, analytic reports derived from the ACS 5-year estimates. Each Narrative Profile covers 15 different topic areas and provides text and bar charts to display highlights of selected social, economic, housing and demographic estimates for a selected geographic area.
American Community Survey statistics are used in a wide variety of applications throughout the U.S. Census Bureau.
Explore Census Data (also known as data.census.gov) is the primary access point for all United States Census data from 2000 to the present. It is a source for population, economic, housing, and geographic information and data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas.
The earliest data on data.census.gov will be from the 2000 Census. The Census Bureau is focusing its efforts on moving data from the discontinued American FactFinder to data.census.gov, and preparing for major data releases that will happen exclusively on data.census.gov for the first time (e.g. 2017 Economic Census and 2020 Census). In the future, the Census Bureau may consider the possibility of adding historical data.
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Explore Census Data Profiles provide an overview of your state, county, or place all in one location with our geo-profile pages. They provide high-level statistics about your area regarding people and population, race and ethnicity, families and living arrangements, health, education, business and economy, employment, housing, and income and poverty.
User Guide: Explore Census data: Using Geographic Profiles