Varies considerably in length, depending on Census year
Asks the respondent a variety of social, economic and demographic questions (education, citizenship, income source, language spoken at home, transportation to and from work, etc.), including short form questions
Sample – given to a small percentage of the population
Areas of 20,000 or more people will be updated with 3 year period averages.
For areas less then 20,000 people, data will cover 5 year period averages .
ACS data release example average 1/05-12/07 1/06-12/08 Dec 2008 Dec 2009 Etc… Binghamton City (47,380) sample average Data included 1/05-12/05 Previous 12 mos. 2006 (1 st ACS test) should be updated annually after Census2010 Broome County (200,536) 1/05-12/09 1/06-12/10 2010 2011 etc… Johnson City (15,535) Dates Covered Release Dates Place