The U.S. Census Bureau has released the 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Updates. This data provides the most up to date housing, demographic, and social data for States, Counties, and Municipalities across the country. You can take a look at this data by checking out the Census Bureau’s new data website, data.census.gov. American Fact Finder will NOT have any of this new data uploaded. You can learn more about the data.census.gov here.
Check out these helpful links from the Census Bureau to learn more about the 2014-2018 ACS, the Bureau itself, and more;
• Guidance for Data Users: Learn more about the types of data tables and tools available, and get guidance about when to use 1-year and 5-year estimates.
• 2014-2018 ACS 5-year Narrative Profiles: 2014-2018 ACS 5-year Narrative Profiles are available for the nation, 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.
• Updated 5-year to 5-year Comparison Guidance: Visit our Comparing 2009-2013 ACS 5-year and 2014-2018 ACS 5-year page for guidance on comparing these datasets by subject area.
• Summary File Data: The 2014-2018 ACS 5-year Summary File data on the FTP site are now available.
• 5-year Webinar: The slides, transcript, and recording from the 2014-2018 ACS 5-year Pre-Release webinar are now available. This webinar covers background information about the ACS, changes for this release, and where to find new data release information on the ACS website. In addition, we demonstrate how to access block group level data in data.census.gov.
To learn more about the Census, check out our DataNews article Census 101 – What It Is and Why It Matters here.