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American Community Survey

Background


The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing. It is a critical element in the Census Bureau's reengineered decennial census program. The ACS collects and produces population and housing information every year instead of every ten years.

Most households in 2000 received a "short form", which contained several basic questions.  A sample of households received a "long form", which contained additional questions and provided information on what a community looks like.  The ACS replaces the long form and samples ~2.5% of the community on a yearly basis.

For more information on the ACS, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau - American Community Survey website.

Latest American Community Survey Estimates (5-year, 3-year, and 1-year)

The California State Data Center generates reports and tabulations from the latest American Community Survey releases by the U.S. Census BureauClick Here to be directed to the site.

2012-2016 ACS data for California's Counties, Cities, and Places (5-Year Estimates)

The California State Census Data Center has compiled and published selected data from the 2012-2016 ACS for California's counties, cities, and census designated places.
The website link below contains detailed information categorized by age-sex, race, housing, education, household type, employment status, and income-poverty.  Historical comparisons are also provided for select datasets
 
2012-2016 American Community Survey (5-year estimates)

Data Source:  U.S. Census Bureau - American Community Survey, 2012-2016

Prepared by: California State Census Data Center, Demographic Research Unit, Department of Finance (916) 323-4086

2006-2010 ACS County-to-County Commute Flows Data - added 03/13/13

The Census Bureau's release of the County-to-County Commute Flows data from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey.  The information for Butte County has been extracted and provided below.

Residence County (Butte) to Workplace County Flows Summary Table
Residence County (Butte) to Workplace County Flows Detailed Table

Workplace County (Butte) to Residence County Flows Summary Table
Workplace County (Butte) to Residence County Flows Detailed Table

Number of Workers in Workplace (Butte County Places)

Data Source:  U.S. Census Bureau - American Community Survey, 2006-2010

Prepared by: California State Census Data Center, Demographic Research Unit, Department of Finance (916) 323-4086

Comparing ACS Data to Other Sources?

If you will be comparing ACS data to other data sources such as Census 2000, please visit the ACS Comparing Data website.  Some general guidance is required before drawing conclusions regarding some of the categorical data.