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2014-2018 ACS 5-year Estimates

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December 12, 2019

        Release Schedule

All 2014-2018 ACS 5-year data products will be released on December 19, 2019.  The original plan was to release Comparison Profiles, Subject Tables, and Narrative Profiles on January 16, 2020. These products will now be included in the December 19 release.  For more information, visit the 2018 ACS Release Schedule page.

Changes to Tables for the 2014-2018 ACS 5-year Release

Visit the 2018 Table Changes for a list and description of all new and modified tables.

Changes to Tables for the 2014-2018 ACS 5-year Release

Supporting materials for the 2014-2018 ACS 5-year Summary File have been released, including the technical documentation appendices, sequence number/table number lookup files, SAS programs, and macros.  The 5-year Summary File on the FTP site will be released on December 19, 2019.

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May 22, 2019

Release Schedule

The 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year estimates will start being released on December 19, 2019.  These data will be available for all geographic areas including census tracts, ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs), and block groups.

The 2014-2018 ACS 5-year Detailed Tables, Data Profiles, and Summary File will be released on December 19, 2019.

The 2014-2018 ACS 5-year Comparison Profiles, Subject Tables, and Narrative Profiles will be released on January 16, 2020. 

The 2014-2018 ACS 5-year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files and 2014-2018 ACS 5-year Variance Replicate Estimates will be released on January 30, 2020. For more information on the release schedule, visit 2018 ACS Release Schedule.

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.

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2018 ACS 1-year Estimates

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November 14, 2019

2018 ACS 1-year PUMS Files and Documentation Released November 14

2018 ACS 1-year PUMS files are now available on the ACS website, the FTP site, and data.census.gov. Supporting documentation such as the PUMS ReadMe, Accuracy of the PUMS, and PUMS Estimates for User Verification, have been released to help users with the release of the 2018 ACS 1-year PUMS files.

New this year: As part of the Census Bureau’s new dissemination platform, we are developing new functionality on data.census.gov that allows users to create custom tables using Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files. As we near the transition away from DataFerrett, data.census.gov will be the primary way to create custom statistics from the American Community Survey without downloading PUMS files.

October 17, 2019

Remaining 2018 ACS 1-year Estimates Released October 17

Today's release includes Selected Population Profiles and Subject Tables. Learn more about future releases in the 2018 Data Release Schedule.        

2018 ACS 1-year estimates are based on data collected from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, and are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.

2018 ACS 1-year estimates are available in data.census.gov and the API.  Data.census.gov is the new platform to access data from the Census Bureau, and the current release works best in Google Chrome.  American FactFinder will not host any of the 2018 ACS data releases.  Learn more about data.census.gov resources

Visualizations

Additional data visualizations are available to support this release, including:

Average Travel Time to Work in the United States

What can you learn about congressional districts from the American Community Survey?

What can you learn about metro areas from the American Community Survey?

September 26, 2019

2018 ACS 1-year Estimates Released September 26

Today's release includes Data Profiles, Detailed Tables, Comparison Profiles, and the Summary File. Additional products will be released on October 17, 2019. Learn more in the 2018 Data Release Schedule.

2018 ACS 1-year estimates are based on data collected from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

2018 ACS 1-year estimates are available in data.census.gov and the API. Data.census.gov is the new platform to access data from the Census Bureau, and the current release works best in Google Chrome. American FactFinder will not host any of the 2018 ACS data releases. Learn more about data.census.gov resources

2018 ACS 1-year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.

Pre-Release Webinar

View a recorded webinar highlighting important changes for the 2018 ACS 1-year release and a demonstration on how to access data in data.census.gov.

Comparison Guidance

Guidance on comparing the 2018 ACS 1-year estimates with 2017 ACS 1-year estimates, 2010 Census, and Census 2000 by subject area are now available.

Summary File Data

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

Visualizations

Multiple data visualizations and tools are available to support this release, including:

The ACS Digital Data Wheel

What can you learn about states from the American Community Survey?

2018 Median Household Income in the United States

2018 Poverty Rate in the United States

2018 Uninsured Rate in the United States

Additional data visualizations featuring 2018 ACS 1-year estimates will be published over the next few weeks.

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September 19, 2019

New and Modified Tables for the 2018 ACS 1-year Release

Visit 2018 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 2018 geographies. The Geographic Areas Published page and Reference Material page have also been updated for 2018.

2018 ACS 1-year Table Shells and Table List

Table shells for the 2018 ACS 1-year estimates are available on the FTP site. New for 2018--the ACS table list includes information about ACS tables, such as table IDs, titles, and universes, as well as 1-year/5-year availability, in one spreadsheet.

Select Documentation Released

Supporting documentation has been released to help users prepare for the release of the 2018 ACS 1-year estimates. Additional technical documentation will be released on September 26, 2019.

Summary File Materials Released

Supporting materials for the 2018 ACS 1-year Summary File have been released including a new data user handbook, table shells, and sequence/table number lookup. The 1-year Summary File on the FTP site will be released on September 26, 2019.

New Ways to Access ACS Data

The 2018 ACS estimates will be released in the Census Bureau's new data dissemination platform, data.census.gov. The platform will serve as the primary way for accessing data and digital content from the Census Bureau. Data users of all skill levels can use data.census.gov to search billions of ACS and other Census Bureau statistics in a customer-driven experience. The site allows you to drill down to some of the most detailed topics/geographies, download data files, and create customized maps.

Also, Ranking Tables and Geographic Comparison Tables will be provided in this release through the Census Bureau's File Transfer Protocol (FTP) site. These files will be found in the Summary File folder of the FTP site.

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May 22, 2019

Release Schedule

The 2018 American Community Survey 1-year estimates will start being released on September 26, 2019.  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 2018 ACS 1-year Detailed Tables, Data Profiles, and Summary File will be released on September 26, 2019.

The 2018 ACS 1-year Comparison Profiles, Selected Population Profiles, and Subject Tables will be released on October 17, 2019. 

The 2018 ACS 1-year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files will be released on November 14, 2019.

The 2018 ACS 1-year Supplemental Estimates will be released on February 6, 2020. For more information on the release schedule, visit 2018 ACS Release Schedule.

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.

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