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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.

Census Bureau Sets Timetable for Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Estimates and American Community Survey Results

Info about what’s coming from the Census was announced at an “operational press briefing” that took place yesterday.

Robert M. Groves, director, U.S. Census Bureau and Stanley J. Rolark spoke at the event.

Presentation Slides (PDF)

A replay of the press briefing should be available soon on this web page.

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today the public release schedule for the official income, poverty and health insurance estimates for 2010 from the Current Population Survey (CPS), as well as estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS).

Intro and Timetable

Additional Materials Distributed at Event
* Materials Distributed at News Conference
* Count Question Resolution brochure [PDF]
* 2010 CQR Challenges

* Press kits:
– 2010 Census Briefs
– Summary File 1

* American FactFinder Brochure [PDF]
* U.S. Census Bureau at a Glance [PDF]
* Measuring America Timeline [PDF]
* 2010 Data Products Release Timeline
* 2010 Census Data Product Descriptions

Mapping the American Community Survey

A person named John Boyle has taken a cool online tool, geocommons.com, and the American Community Survey data and created a map of Bike Commuters By County. (Note that the biking numbers do not include people who bike to bus, train and trolley stops or who bike to work fewer than three days a week.) The map has little popups tables that display use of public transit, numbers who walk to work, total commuters, and numbers of those who drive to work alone.