2005-04-22 / Community

American Community Survey

The new American Community Survey (ACS) will soon give local communities access annually to key socioeconomic data that has, until now, been available only once a decade. The Census Bureau began mailing surveys nationwide to 250,000 addresses per month beginning in January.

“A snapshot once every ten years of what a community looks like fades quickly,” said Lester Farthing of the Census Bureau’s New York regional office. “The most recent census data are already five years old, but with the American Community Survey people will be able to see a moving picture of their community.”

For more information about the ACS, visit www.census.gov/acs.

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