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Update on ACS Data Release Activities. Training for Regional Informational Specialists Anna M. Owens May 2010. Overview. ACS Data Release Details 2009 ACS 1-year 2007-2009 ACS 3-year 2005-2009 ACS 5-year Data Dissemination Plans Data Release Supporting Materials.

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update on acs data release activities

Update on ACS Data Release Activities

Training for Regional

Informational Specialists

Anna M. Owens

May 2010

overview
Overview
  • ACS Data Release Details
    • 2009 ACS 1-year
    • 2007-2009 ACS 3-year
    • 2005-2009 ACS 5-year
  • Data Dissemination Plans
  • Data Release Supporting Materials
2009 acs 1 year data release
2009 ACS 1-Year Data Release
  • New or Modified Data
  • New or Modified Products
  • Other Changes
    • Population controls
modified data
Modified Data
  • Health Insurance Data
    • New edit expected to increase the coverage rate
new or modified tables
New or Modified Tables
  • Health Insurance
    • 17 new detailed tables
    • 4 new subject tables
    • Added to comparison and data profiles
  • Disability
    • 3 new detailed tables
  • Undergraduate Field of Degree
    • 3 new detailed tables
population controls 2009 acs 1 year
Population Controls 2009 ACS 1-year
  • 2009 ACS 1-year Population controls
    • Based on July 1, 2009 POP estimates
    • Vintage 2009
    • Census 2000 base
  • Controls will be applied at the subcounty level
    • Subcounty level - Total population only
    • County level - Total population and characteristics
population controls 2007 2009 acs 3 year
Population Controls 2007-2009 ACS 3-year
  • 2007-2009 ACS 3-year Population controls
    • Average of July 1, 2007-2009 POP estimates
    • Vintage 2009
    • Census 2000 base
  • Controls will be applied at the subcounty level
    • Subcounty level - Total population only
    • County level - Total population and characteristics
population controls 2005 2009 acs 5 year
Population Controls 2005-2009 ACS 5-year
  • 2005-2009 ACS 3-year Population controls
    • Average of July 1, 2005-2009 POP estimates
    • Vintage 2009
    • Census 2000 base
  • Controls will be applied at the subcounty level
    • Subcounty level - Total population only
    • County level - Total population and characteristics
acs 5 year estimates
ACS 5-year Estimates
  • Program Goal
    • Release the first ACS 5-year estimates in 2010
  • Scope of Products
    • 5-year data products will a subset of ACS products and similar to Census 2000 products
acs 5 year estimates release restrictions
ACS 5-year EstimatesRelease Restrictions
  • Unlike the 1- and 3-year estimates
    • No population thresholds
    • No table restrictions based on reliability
acs 5 year estimates summary levels
ACS 5-year EstimatesSummary Levels
  • The 2005-2009 ACS 5-year estimates will be based on boundaries as of January 1, 2009
  • Most, but not all, of the geographic summary levels in Census 2000 SF3 will be included in the first ACS 5-year release
acs 5 year estimates data products
Detailed tables

‘B’ or a ‘C’

Summary files

Data profiles

Narrative profiles

Subject tables

Geographic comparison tables

Thematic maps

PUMS files

ACS 5-year EstimatesData Products
acs 5 year estimates data dissemination plan
ACS 5-year EstimatesData Dissemination Plan
  • Release 5-year estimates annually
  • Disseminate 5-year ACS data products through the American FactFinder
  • Release census block group data only in a summary file format
    • Accessible from the American FactFinder download center
acs 5 year estimates future products
ACS 5-year EstimatesFuture products
  • We currently are proposing that 5-year PUMS files be produced this year and next year but not necessarily produced every year
  • We plan to release the ACS SF4 and the ACS AIAN SF in early 2012 based on the 2006-2010 ACS 5-year estimates
  • New American FactFinder and educational products
feedback on products
Feedback on Products

After the release of the 5-year estimates, the Census Bureau will evaluate data products for future releases.

  • Would like feedback from users:
    • Too much?
    • Too little?
    • Not the right types of estimates?
    • More effective release strategies?
planned data release updates to current materials
Planned Data Release Updates to Current Materials
  • Comparison Guidance
  • Explanation of differences between 2010 Census and ACS
  • Explanation of how to use multiyear estimates
planned data release new materials
Planned Data Release New Materials
  • New redesigned ACS website
  • E-tutorial – Addition to Compass Series
  • Tutorial on how to access block group data on the ACS Summary File
  • Crosswalk from ACS tables to Census 2000
feedback questions
Feedback/Questions

Contact:

Data Analysis and User Support Branch at:

301.763.6164

acso.users.support@census.gov

anna.m.owens@census.gov