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American Community Survey (ACS)

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an annual, nationwide survey designed to provide communities with reliable and timely demographic, social, economic, and housing data. The U.S. Census Bureau implemented the ACS in 2005 as a replacement for the decennial census long form, and NCES collaborates with the U.S. Census Bureau to create a variety of custom ACS data files that describe the condition of school-age children in the U.S., states, and school districts. The custom NCES files are updated annually and based on ACS five-year period estimates.

Total Population

The total population includes all persons living in households or group quarters. The total population files offered by NCES include estimates for the nation, states, and school districts, ACS estimates for additional geographic areas are available from the U.S. Census Bureau's American FactFinder System. Learn more

2012-16  
2011-15  
2010-14  
2009-13  
2008-12  
2007-11  
2006-10  
2005-09  

Children

The ACS Children's tabulation provides characteristics of school-age children with separate iterations based on enrollment and school type. Iterations include: Total Children; Grade-relevant Children; Grade-relevant Children - Enrolled; and Grade-relevant Children - Enrolled Public. Learn more

2012-16  
2011-15  
2010-14  
2009-13  
2008-12  
2007-11  
2006-10  
2005-09  

Parents

The ACS Parents' tabulation provides characteristics of the parents of school-age children with separate iterations based on enrollment and school type. The tabulation includes iterations for parents of: Total Children; Grade-relevant Children; Grade-relevant Children - Enrolled; and Grade-relevant Children - Enrolled Public. Learn more

2006-10  

Supplemental Tables

ACS detailed tables provide cross-tabulations of multiple characteristics. The tables contain tens of thousands of estimates and margins of error in more than one thousand tables. This data collection includes the primary characteristics provided in the profile tables as well as other characteristics about additional conditions. The detailed tables do not contain percentages for most data items.

Note: Beginning in 2008-2012, the Children and Parent detailed tables were replaced with profile tables.

Total Population

2012-16  
2011-15  
2010-14  
2009-13  
2008-12  
2007-11  
2006-10  
2005-09  
2006-08  
2005-07  
2006  
2005  

Children

2007-11  
2006-10  


2005-09  
2006-08  
2005-07  
2006  

Parents

2006-10