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Component ID: #ti635122109

The Planning Database (PDB) contains select ACS 5-year ACS estimates, ACS response rates, and the Census Bureau's low response score (LRS), where the LRS is a tract-level predicted value of mail self-response. The PDB was designed as an aid for survey and census planning purposes, but has many potential uses. 

For more information on the LRS, see Erdman and Bates 2017 (PDF).

For visual displays of key PDB statistics, see Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM).

The 2019 PDB tract file contains a new one time variable, the SEGMENTATION_PROFILE. This variable indicates a tract's audience segment, where audience segments are groups of census tracts with similar demographic characteristics and predicted self-response behavior.

Component ID: #ti1611355578

Statistics downloaded from American FactFinder or receive clearances from the Disclosure Review Board before being posted. No clearance number is required at this time for such information products. When presenting packages to the DRB that include such data, their provenance must be documented to the satisfaction of the DRB.

The ACS 2013-2017 5-year Self-Response Rates have been approved for public release by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Disclosure Review Board (approval no.: CBDRB-FY19-244)


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