We are pleased to announce the release of the 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, the most relied-on source for up-to-date social, economic, housing, and demographic information every year. The ACS is the only source of local statistics for most of the 40+ topics it covers, such as educational attainment, occupation, language spoken at home, nativity, ancestry, and selected monthly homeowner costs.
ACS 5-year estimates are available for all geographic areas regardless of size, down to the block-group level. Today's 2014-2018 ACS 5-year release will also include all data products. Originally we planned to release Comparison Profiles, Subject Tables, and Narrative Profiles on January 16, 2020. These products are now included in today's release. For more information, visit the 2018 Data Release Schedule page.
Visit the Census Bureau's data.census.gov or use the Census API to start exploring these estimates. Data.census.gov is the new platform to access data from the Census Bureau, and the current release works best in Google Chrome. American FactFinder will not host any of the 2018 ACS data releases. Learn more about data.census.gov resources.
Highlights include links to the following:
5-year Webinar: The slides, transcript, and recording from the 2014-2018 ACS 5-year Pre-Release webinar are now available. This webinar covers background information about the ACS, changes for this release, and where to find new data release information on the ACS website. In addition, we demonstrate how to access block group level data in data.census.gov.