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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.

Profile Tables

ACS profile tables provide information about core social, economic, housing, and demographic characteristics. The topics include age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, school enrollment, educational attainment, ancestry, language spoken at home, ability to speak English, veteran status, income and benefits, poverty status, employment status, industry and occupation, mortgage or rent payment, housing value, occupants per room, and more. In addition to estimates and margins of error, the profile tables also contain percentages and percentage margins of error that allow for comparisons across geographic areas.

Detailed 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

Profile Tables

2011-15  View Table Viewer
2010-14  View Table Viewer
2009-13  View Table Viewer
2008-12  View Table Viewer
2007-11  View Table Viewer
2006-10  View Table Viewer
2005-09  View Table Viewer

Detailed Tables

2011-15  View Table Viewer
2010-14  View Table Viewer
2009-13  View Table Viewer
2008-12  View Table Viewer
2007-11  View Table Viewer
2006-10  View Table Viewer
2005-09  View Table Viewer
2006-08  View Table Viewer
2005-07  View Table Viewer
2006  View Table Viewer
2005  View Table Viewer

Children

Profile Tables

2011-15  View Table Viewer
2010-14  View Table Viewer
2009-13  View Table Viewer
2008-12  View Table Viewer
2007-11  View Table Viewer
2006-10  View Table Viewer
2005-09  View Table Viewer

Detailed Tables

2007-11  View Table Viewer
2006-10  View Table Viewer
2005-09  View Table Viewer
2006-08  View Table Viewer
2005-07  View Table Viewer
2006  View Table Viewer

Parents

Profile Tables

2006-10  View Table Viewer

Detailed Tables

2006-10  View Table Viewer

School Population

The school population data contain percentages of demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics for the total population residing within school attendance boundaries. School attendance boundaries represent the geographic areas from which students are eligible to attend a local school. School estimates from the ACS are based on the total population residing within the school boundary and are not characteristics of children enrolled in the school.

Profile Tables

2006-10 (geo: school year 09/10)  View Table Viewer