American Community Survey Data

America is changing, and so is the census. The American Community Survey lets communities see how they are changing - filling in the gaps between each 10-year census.

The ACS:

  • is sent to a small percentage of our population on a rotating basis;
  • helps determine how more than $300 billion per year is distributed;
  • informs decisions on policies, programs, and services for communities;
  • is also conducted in Puerto Rico, where it is called the Puerto Rico Community Survey.
U.S. Census Bureau