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American Community Survey (ACS) 2009 Data
The 2005-2009 ACS 5-year data release provides data products for geographic areas with a population of 20,000 or more. The population sizes for 5-year data products is based on the population estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program. The 2007-2008 ACS release covers the geographic areas that meet the 20,000 or more population threshold for the 5-year estimates. For many types of geographic areas, the release of 5-year estimates allows a much larger number of areas to receive estimates. The 2009 ACS included new questions on marital history, health insurance coverage, and service-connected disability status and ratings and modifications to several existing questions, including major changes to the disability questions.

American Community Survey (ACS) 2008 Data
The 2007-2008 ACS 3-year data release provides data products for geographic areas with a population of 20,000 or more. The population sizes for 3-year data products is based on the July 1, 2008 population estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program. The 2007-2008 ACS release covers over 13,500 geographic areas that meet the 20,000 or more population threshold for the 3-year estimates. For many types of geographic areas, the release of 3-year estimates allows a much larger number of areas to receive estimates. The 2008 ACS included new questions on marital history, health insurance coverage, and service-connected disability status and ratings and modifications to several existing questions, including major changes to the disability questions.

American Community Survey (ACS) 2007 Data
The 2005-2007 ACS 3-year data release provides data products for geographic areas with a population of 20,000 or more. The population sizes for 3-year data products is based on the July 1, 2007 population estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program. The 2005-2007 ACS release covers over 13,500 geographic areas that meet the 20,000 or more population threshold for the 3-year estimates. For many types of geographic areas, the release of 3-year estimates allows a much larger number of areas to receive estimates.

American Community Survey (ACS) 2006 Data
The 2006 American Community Survey (ACS) data release provides data products for a set of geographic areas with a population of 65,000 or more. The population sizes are based on the July 1, 2006 Census Bureau population estimates. In the 2006 ACS release, just over 7,000 geographic areas received data. These areas are large enough to meet the 65,000 population threshold for 1-year period estimates. Next year, in addition to the 1-year estimates, the Census Bureau plans to release 3-year period estimates. These estimates will allow for the release of data for more geographic areas – areas with a population of 20,000 or more.

American Community Survey (ACS) 2005 Data
The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing. It is a critical element in the Census Bureau's reengineered 2010 census plan. The ACS collects information such as age, race, income, commute time to work, home value, veteran status, and other important data from U.S. households. As with the official decennial census, information about individuals will remain confidential.

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