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FASH490: Capstone Project in Fashion and Apparel/Retailing: American Community Survey Estimates

Using American Community Survey Estimates

For information about using Census data and comparing one, three, and five year ACS survey statistics, see Guidance for Data Users on the ACS website. Also read about ways to compare numbers.

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See the UD Library Census research guide page for more information about the American Community Survey.

American Community Survey Data at the American Factfinder Website

The U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) reports contain data such as age, race, income, commute time to work, home value and veteran status.

They are different from official Census counts because

1. They are estimates rather than official statistics;

2. The numbers show how people live in the U.S.; and

3. Data from different sizes of geographies are released on different schedules. This insures statistical reliability for the smaller places.

You can find American Community Survey data in "Community Facts" at the American FactFinder website. Type the name of the place and select a category from the menu on the left-hand side. Enter a state, county, city, town or zip code.

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Data Release by Size of Place

Data from different sizes of geographies are released on different schedules. This insures statistical reliability for the smaller places.

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