American Community Survey

American Community Survey (ACS)

The U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) is a new approach to producing critical information about the characteristics of local communities. It is an ongoing, nationwide survey that provides annually updated, detailed demographic, socioeconomic, and housing information for communities across the country. Moreover, the ACS is also part of the 2010 Decennial Census Program.

By its sample design, the ACS accumulates independent monthly sample data as time passes. This allows for the release of estimates for smaller geographic areas once enough sample has been accumulated. For more information, including release schedules, technical documentation and data on the American FactFinder web site (to make data queries), follow the links below.

If you have questions about the ACS you can contact BBER-Data Bank staff by calling (505)277-6626 or by e-mailing

Data Summary Tables

Data Profiles