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Census Bureau Releases American Community Survey Estimates, Most Detailed Portrait of Every U.S. Community

American Community Survey Estimates, Most Detailed Portrait of Every U.S. Community

The U.S. Census Bureau today released estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) for the combined years from 2007 to 2011, providing the only statistics down to the neighborhood level on school enrollment, jobs, housing and many other measures. These estimates are ideal for measuring trends for areas with populations of less than 20,000.

The five-year estimates are available for all states, counties, places, congressional districts, census tracts and block groups. Today's release marks the first time since the 2000 Census that statistics for ZIP Code tabulation areas -- a close approximation of the U.S. Postal Service's ZIP Code areas -- have been released on such a wide range of topics.

Beginning in January, the American Community Survey will become more convenient for most participants with the added option of responding online to the survey.

For more information read the release here: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb12-228.html