Census to American Community Survey. Decennial Census. In Census 2000, the census used two forms “Long” Form – Collected the same information as the short form but also collected more in-depth information such as income, education, and language spoken at home
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Short form only
Same basic demographic questions as 2000.
Same geographic detail as 2000
Data from the ACS can be grouped into four categories
1. Time and main reason for staying at the address
3. Personal Visit
Interpretation is yearly average since the data are collected each month and averaged across monthsQuestions with no specific reference period
Interpretation is still a yearly average but covering a slightly different period of time than the calendar yearQuestions with a specific reference period relative to interview date
The uncertainty associated with an estimate that is based on data gathered from a sample of the populationrather than the full population
Any error affecting a survey or census estimate apart from sampling error
Occurs in complete censuses as well as in sample surveys