The American Community Survey (ACS) is a major new initiative from the U.S. Census Bureau designed to provide continuously updated information on the numbers and characteristics of the nation’s people and housing. It replaces the “long form” of the decennial census. Using the American Community Survey covers the basics of how the ACS design and operations differ from the long-form sample; using the ACS for such applications as formula allocation of federal and state funds, transportation planning, and public information; and challenges in working with ACS estimates that cover periods of 12, 36, or 60 months depending on the population size of an area.
This book also recommends priority areas for continued research and development by the U.S. Census Bureau to guide the evolution of the ACS, and provides detailed, comprehensive analysis and guidance for users in federal, state, and local government agencies, academia, and media.
National Research Council. 2007. Using the American Community Survey: Benefits and Challenges. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11901.
|PART I: Using the American Community Survey, 2 Essentials for Users
|3 Working with the ACS: Guidance for Users
|PART II: Technical Issues, 4 Sample Design and Survey Operations
|5 The Weighting of ACS 1-Year Period Estimates
|6 Weighting and Interpreting ACS Multiyear Estimates
|PART III: Education, Outreach, and Future Development, 7 Important Next Steps
|Appendix A Acronyms and Abbreviations
|Appendix B Controlling the American Community Survey to Postcensal Population Estimates
|Appendix C Alternatives to the Multiyear Period Estimation Strategy for the American Community Survey
|Appendix D Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff
|Index to Executive Summary and Chapters 1-7
|Committee on National Statistics
The Chapter Skim search tool presents what we've algorithmically identified as the most significant single chunk of text within every page in the chapter. You may select key terms to highlight them within pages of each chapter.
The National Academies Press (NAP) has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's Marketplace service to offer you a variety of options for reusing NAP content. Through Marketplace, you may request permission to reprint NAP content in another publication, course pack, secure website, or other media. Marketplace allows you to instantly obtain permission, pay related fees, and print a license directly from the NAP website. The complete terms and conditions of your reuse license can be found in the license agreement that will be made available to you during the online order process. To request permission through Marketplace you are required to create an account by filling out a simple online form. The following list describes license reuses offered by the NAP through Marketplace:
Click here to obtain permission for the above reuses. If you have questions or comments concerning the Marketplace service, please contact:
US Toll Free +1.855.239.3415
To request permission to distribute a PDF, please contact our Customer Service Department at email@example.com.