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Is the American Community Survey Legit?

Is the American Community Survey Legit?

The American Community Survey is a legitimate survey conducted by the Census Bureau. Unlike the every-10-year census, this survey continues all year, every year. We randomly sample addresses in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

What happened to American FactFinder?

March 31, 2020 – Today the U.S. Census Bureau retired American FactFinder (AFF), the primary dissemination tool on for the past 20 years. Beginning in June of 2019, the Census Bureau stopped releasing new data in AFF, and transitioned to for data releases formerly on AFF.

How do I check my ACS data?

Check out, the Census Bureau’s main data dissemination tool. Here, you can access tables and maps with ACS data.

What does the American Community Survey ask?

We ask about income, the number and age of children in families, and health insurance status to help communities enroll eligible families in programs designed to assist them. Income data determines eligibility and funding in programs like Medicaid, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Head Start.

What is the census used for?

The census provides information that government needs to develop policies, plan and run public services, and allocate funding.

How do you pull data from a census tract?

The 5 Steps to Download Geographic Census Data

  1. Go to
  2. Search for a place.
  3. Search for Data.
  4. Click “Divide Into” a given geography.
  5. Click Download Data.

Do I have to complete American Community Survey?

Am I required to fill out the American Community Survey? Yes, your response to the American Community Survey is required by law (Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141, 193, and 221). Title 13, as changed by Title 18, imposes a penalty for not responding.

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