Capital District Data for November/December is available

The November/December issue of Capital District Data is now available. In this issue, we examine the patterns and trends from the 2005-2009 and 2010-2014 5-year American Community Surveys (ACS) to determine how the Capital Region compares with the State and Nation.

The 2010-2014 5-year ACS provides us with the first opportunity since the Census Bureau commissioned this series to compare 5-year surveys without overlapping years. The first 5-year survey encompassed the years 2005 through 2009 and new reports have been issued annually. Comparisons, however, with surveys with overlapping years (such as 2005-2009 and 2006-2010) were less reliable due to shared data from overlapping years. Now, with the release of the 2010-2014 5-year ACS, the Capital District Regional Planning Commission can effectively compare the 2005-2009 and the 2010-2014 surveys and comment on changing demographics over a ten-year period.

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