The American Community Survey (ACS) Online Community is a site where members can share messages, materials, and announcements related to ACS data, methods, and events.
Join the ACS Online Community to ask questions or post comments in the Discussion Forum.
Go to User Settings or click on your avatar in the upper right corner of the page.
The Census Bureau has released the standard, full suite of 2016–2020 ACS 5-year data products—down to the block group level. The 2016-2020 ACS 5-year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files and Variance Replicate Estimates are also available. The Census Bureau revised its methodology to reduce nonresponse bias in data collected in 2020, and after evaluating the effectiveness of this methodology, has determined the resulting data are fit for public release. The Census Bureau provides additional information and guidance on their ACS New and Notable webpage and in their press kit.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on ACS data collection in 2020, the Census Bureau released a series of experimental estimates from the 1-year ACS data. This release included a limited number of data tables for the nation, states, and District of Columbia. Census Bureau staff created an Experimental Data web page with links to the data tables, technical documentation, and other resources for data users.