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created Mar 30 2015

updated Sep 22 2021


American Community Survey Census data includes demographics, education level, commute information, and more subset to Colorado by the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA).

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The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year that helps determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year, and gives communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Unlike the every-10-year census, the ACS survey continues all year, every year by randomly sampling addresses in every state, thus creating a “rolling average” of data about designated geographic regions to generate up-to-date statistics used by many federal, state, tribal, and local leaders. The U.S. decennial census is to provides counts of people for the purpose of Congressional apportionment, the ACS measures the changing social and economic characteristics of the U.S. population. The ACS does not provide official counts of the population in between censuses. Some American Community Survey questions have been asked by the census since it first began in 1790. Because ACS data are collected continuously, they are not always comparable to data collected from the decennial census. For example, in the case of employment statistics, both surveys ask about employment status during the week prior to the survey. However, data from the decennial census are typically collected between March and August, whereas data from the ACS are collected each month and reflect employment throughout the year. Differences in these responses may in turn affect data on commuting, occupation, and industry. It is anticipated that the short form (age, gender, race) will continue to be distributed to all households every 10 years. A major advantage of the ACS is ensuring communities with residents in group housing get a fair share of federal funds. Group housing facilities (also called "group quarters") are randomly selected throughout the year depending on the size of your facility. It is the extra attention to detail that reduces some of the common and seemingly unavoidable errors generated by the previous long form. Demographic Age and Sex, Group Quarters Population, Race, Relationship, Total Population, Social, Ancestry, Citizenship Status, Disability Status, Educational Attainment, Fertility, Field of Degree, Grandparents as Caregivers, Language, Marital History, Marital Status, Place of Birth, School Enrollment, Residence 1 Year Ago/Migration, Veterans, Year of Entry, Economic, Class of Worker, Commuting to Work/Journey to Work, Employment Status, Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition, Assistance Program (SNAP), Health Insurance Coverage, Income and Earnings, Industry and Occupation, Poverty, Work Status, Housing, Computer Ownership & Internet Access, House Heating Fuel, Kitchen, Facilities, Occupancy/Vacancy Status, Occupants per Room, Owner Monthly Costs, Plumbing Facilities, Rent Statistics, Rooms / Bedrooms, Telephone Service Available, Tenure, Units in Structure, Value of Home, Vehicles Available, Year Householder Moved Into Unit, Year Structure Built.
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