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Sociology 3380: Urban Inequality: Census Data

Library Research Guide

Accessing Census Data

Comparing ACS Data

A few notes about census data

Please note:
Many statistics are collected only through a sample count. This may mean that there are fewer statistics available for the smaller geographies -- block-group and especially block. See: Census Geography

2010 -- A brief questionnaire is sent to every household.  More detailed data is available from the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is a continuous, "rolling" survey of 1-in-8 households. Data is released in 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year estimates.

SF 1-- Data is from a short list of questions asked of every household

ACS (American Community Data) Sample Data: ACS 1-year estimates, ACS 3-year estimates, ACS 5-year estimates

2000 -- A brief questionnaire is sent to every household. A longer, more detailed questionnaire is sent to 1-in-6 households.

SF 1 -- Data is from the short list of questions asked of every household

SF 3 -- Data is from a much longer, more detailed, list of questions asked of  1-in-6  households, e.g., sample data