Documentation Supporting the 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Data Release

We are pleased to announce the first release of documentation in support of the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year estimates scheduled for release on Thursday, December 19, 2019. This documentation offers ACS data users the opportunity to prepare for next week's data release.

All 2014-2018 ACS 5-year data products will be released next Thursday.  We originally planned to release Comparison Profiles, Subject Tables, and Narrative Profiles on January 16, 2020.  These products will now be included in the December 19 release.  For more information, visit the 2018 ACS Release Schedule page.

New and updated information related to this release is available now on the 2018 Data Release page.

Highlights include links to the following:

The 2018 ACS estimates are being released in the Census Bureau's new data dissemination platform, The platform will serve as the primary way for accessing data and digital content from the Census Bureau. Please note, the current release of works best in Google Chrome.