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Census: Updated QuickFacts Tables Available & Release of 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year PUMS

Summary profiles for geographic areas have been updated with the most recent information from frequently requested statistics from various Census Bureau programs including the 2010 Census, 2010 American Community Survey and 2007 Survey of Business Owners. These easy to access and easy to use tables are now available for the nation, state and counties and have expanded from places with populations of 25,000 or more to places with 5,000 or more. Tables also provide links to more detailed data sets.

Direct to U.S. Census QuickFacts


U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year PUMS

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files. PUMS files from the ACS show the full range of population and housing unit responses collected on individual ACS questionnaires. These files enable users to design tabulations that aggregate responses differently than the published data products.

The PUMS files contain records for a subsample of ACS housing units and group quarters persons. As required by federal law, the confidentiality of ACS respondents is protected through a variety of steps to disguise or suppress original data while making sure the results are still useful. In addition to modifying the individual records, respondents’ confidentiality is protected because only large geographic areas are identified in the PUMS. To read more about how the PUMS files are created, browse code lists, and look-up subjects in the PUMS, please visit the PUMS Documentation Page.

The PUMS data is accessible now via the FTP site. Links can be found on our PUMS Data Page.

On October 27, 2011 the data will also be accessible via American FactFinder.

See Also: Poverty: 2009 and 2010
Also new from the U.S. Census.

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