2010 Census and American Community Survey (ACS) Data

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Following the 2000 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau changed the way that it conducts the census. Through 2000 Census, a short form was used to count the entire U.S. population and a long form (distributed to about 1 in 6 households) collected detailed data regarding the social and economic characteristics of the nation’s communities.

Beginning with the 2010 Census, the short form continues to be conducted every ten years, while the American Community Survey (ACS) conducts a series of monthly samples to produce annually updated information that was formerly captured on the long form.

SACOG compiles information from both the decennial Census and the ACS for local geographic areas such as jurisdictions, and is able to compile data for other geographies through Special Request or a SACOG data user can use the Web Mappertool to gather selected Census data by selecting their own geographies.

Jurisdiction based reports can be found in Fast Facts and Data Profiles .