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The NCES Education Demographic and Geographic Estimates (EDGE) program designs and develops information resources to help understand the social and spatial context of education in the U.S. It uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to create custom indicators of social, economic, and housing conditions for school-age children and their parents. It also uses spatial data collected by NCES and the Census Bureau to create geographic locale indicators, school point locations, school district boundaries, and other types of data to support spatial analysis.

American Community Survey – Education Tabulation (ACS-ED)

The American Community Survey – Education Tabulation (ACS-ED) 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. Additional information about issues impacting the American Community Survey, including design, collection, production, and data release are available from the ACS technical documentation.

Total Population

The ACS total population files presented by NCES include national, state, and school district-level estimates for all people living in households or group quarters. ACS estimates for additional geographic areas are available from the U.S. Census Bureau. Learn more

2016-20  
2015-19  
2014-18  
2013-17  
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

2016-20  
2015-19  
2014-18  
2013-17  
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

2016-20  
2015-19  
2014-18  
2013-17  
2012-16  
2011-15  
2010-14  
2009-13  
2008-12  
2007-11  
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 standard ACS Profile Tables as well as other characteristics about additional conditions. The Detailed Tables do not include percentages for most data items.

Note: Beginning in 2008-2012, the Children and Parent Detailed Tables were replaced with Profile Tables.

Total Population

2016-20  
2015-19  
2014-18  
2013-17  
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