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2016 Data Release New and Notable

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2012-2016 ACS 5-year Estimates

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January 18, 2018

2012-2016 ACS 5-year PUMS Files and Additional Documentation

2012-2016 ACS 5-year PUMS files are now available in American FactFinder, the FTP site, and DataFerrett.

Additional PUMS documentation, including the PUMS ReadMe, Accuracy of the PUMS, and PUMS Estimates for User Verification, has been released to help users with the release of the 2012-2016 ACS 5-year PUMS files.

2012-2016 ACS Variance Replicate Estimates Tables

2012-2016 ACS Variance Replicate Estimates Tables are now available through the Variance Replicate Estimates Tables data page and the Census Bureau's FTP site. These tables allow advanced data users to calculate margins of error when collapsing data within a table or across geographies. Supporting documentation was released last week.                           


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January 11, 2018

Select Documentation Released for 2012-2016 ACS 5-Year PUMS Files

Supporting documentation has been released to help users prepare for the release of the 2012-2016 ACS 5-year PUMS files.

Additional documentation will be released on January 18, 2018.

Documentation Released for 2012-2016 ACS Variance Replicate Estimates Tables

Variance Replicate Estimates Tables Documentation is now available to help users prepare for next week's release of the 2012-2016 ACS Variance Replicate Estimates Tables. These tables allow advanced data users to calculate margins of error when collapsing data within a table or across geographies.

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December 7, 2017

2012-2016 ACS 5-year Estimates Released December 7

2012-2016 ACS 5-year estimates are available in American FactFinder and the API.

2012-2016 ACS 5-year estimates are based on data collected from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016.

2012-2016 ACS 5-year estimates are available for geographic areas down to the census tract and block group levels.

2012-2016 ACS 5-year Narrative Profiles Available

2012-2016 ACS 5-year Narrative Profiles are available for state, county, place, metropolitan/micropolitan statistical area, ZIP Code Tabulation Area, American Indian Area/Alaska Native Area/Hawaiian Home Land and census tract. Narrative Profiles summarize many topics using nontechnical text and graphs. Visit both the ACS Narrative Profiles page and American FactFinder for continuous profile data since 2009.

Updated ACS 5-year and Census 2000 SF3 Table Comparisons

Visit our ACS/Census 2000 Table Comparisons tool to find comparable tables between ACS 5-year estimates and Census 2000 Summary File 3 detailed tables.

Summary File Data

The 2012-2016 ACS 5-year Summary File data on the FTP site are now available. Supporting materials were released last week.

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November 30, 2017

Changes to Tables for the 2012-2016 ACS 5-year Release

Visit 2016 Table Changes for a list and description of all new, modified, and deleted tables.

Select Summary File Materials Released

Supporting materials for the 2012-2016 ACS 5-year Summary File have been released, including the technical document appendices, table shells, and sequence number/table number lookup file. The 5-year Summary File on the FTP site will be released on December 7, 2017.

Instructions for Applying Statistical Testing

Basic instructions for obtaining the ACS standard errors needed to do statistical testing

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March 8, 2017

Release Schedule

The 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates will be released on Thursday, December 7, 2017. These data will be available for all geographic areas including census tracts, ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs), and block groups. The 2012-2016 ACS 5-year PUMS files and 2012-2016 ACS 5-year Variance Replicate Estimates will be released on Thursday, January 18, 2018. For more information on the release schedule, visit 2016 ACS Release Schedule.

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2016 ACS 1-year Estimates

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October 19, 2017

2016 ACS 1-year Supplemental Estimates Released October 19

2016 ACS 1-year Supplemental Estimates are available in American FactFinder and the API.

2016 ACS 1-year Supplemental Estimates are based on data collected from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

2016 ACS 1-year Supplemental Estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 20,000 or more.

2016 ACS 1-year PUMS Files and Additional Documentation Released October 19

2016 ACS 1-year PUMS files are now available in American FactFinder, the FTP site, and DataFerrett.

Additional PUMS documentation, including the PUMS ReadMe, Accuracy of the PUMS, and PUMS Estimates for User Verification, has been released to help users with the release of the 2016 ACS 1-year PUMS files.

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October 12, 2017

2016 ACS 1-year Supplemental Estimates Documentation

Guidance for Data Users: Learn more about when to use 1-year, 1-year supplemental, and 5-year estimates.

Geography and ACS: View the geographic areas with published data for the 1-year Supplemental Estimates.

Modified Tables: View 2016 table changes for a description of this year's modified table.

Table Shells: View the layout of tables (without the estimates or margins of error filled in) by exploring the 1-year Supplemental Estimates table shells.

Select Documentation Released for PUMS Files

Supporting documentation has been released to help users prepare for the release of the 2016 ACS 1-year PUMS files.

Additional documentation will be released on October 19, 2017.

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September 14, 2017

2016 ACS 1-year Estimates Released September 14

2016 ACS 1-year estimates are based on data collected from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

2016 ACS 1-year estimates are available in American FactFinder and the API.

2016 ACS 1-year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.

Comparison Guidance

Guidance on comparing the 2016 ACS 1-year estimates with Census 2000, 2015 ACS 1-year estimates, and 2010 Census by subject area is now available.

Summary File Data

The 1-year Summary File data on the FTP site are now available. Supporting materials were released last week.

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September 7, 2017

New and Modified Tables for the 2016 ACS 1-year Release

Visit 2016 Table and Geography Changes for a list and description of new and modified tables, as well as information on changes to geography.

Geography & ACS

Visit the Geography & ACS page for changes to 2016 geographies. The Geographic Areas Published page and Reference Material page have also been updated for 2016.

2016 ACS 1-year Table Shells

Table shells for the 2016 ACS 1-year estimates are available on the FTP site.

Select Documentation Released

Supporting documentation has been released to help users prepare for the release of the 2016 ACS 1-year estimates. Additional technical documentation will be released on September 14, 2017.

Summary File Materials Released

Supporting materials for the 2016 ACS 1-year Summary File have been released, including the technical document, table shells, and sequence/table number lookup. The 1-year Summary File on the FTP site will be released on September 14, 2017.

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March 27, 2017

Early Preview of Our New Dissemination Platform at Data.census.gov

The Census Bureau is improving the data dissemination and search experience on Census.gov. A sneak peak of our new dissemination platform is available at Data.census.gov. Please try it out and let us know what you think by leaving your feedback at cedsci.feedback@census.gov! 

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March 8, 2017

Release Schedule

The 2016 ACS 1-year estimates will be released on Thursday, September 14, 2017.  These data will be available for the nation, all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, every metropolitan area, and all counties and places with populations of 65,000 or more. The 2016 ACS 1-year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files and 2016 ACS 1-year Supplemental Estimates will be released on Thursday, October 19, 2017. For more information on the release schedule, visit 2016 ACS Release Schedule.

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