Today: Documentation and Webinar Supporting the 2022 American Community Survey 1-Year Data Release

We are pleased to announce the first release of documentation in support of the 2022 American Community Survey 1-year estimates scheduled for release on Thursday, September 14, 2023. This documentation offers ACS data users the opportunity to prepare for next week's data release.

More information related to the 2022 ACS data release is available on the 2022 Data Release page.

Highlights include links to the following:

  • The Table & Geography Changes page explains new, modified, and removed tables, as well as information on changes to geography.
  • Supporting documentation for the 2022 ACS 1-year Summary File have been released, including the new Summary File Handbook. The 1-year Summary File on the FTP site will be available on release day.
  • The Table Shells display the layout of the tables without the estimates or margins of error filled in. The Table List includes information, such as table IDs, titles, universes, as well as 1-year/5-year availability, in one spreadsheet.
  • The Geography Boundaries by Year page shows on which vintage of geography the 2022 ACS 1-year estimates are based.
  • The Areas Published page lists the total number of geographic areas that receive 2022 ACS 1-year estimates. The Reference Materials page also details the specific geographies that have published data.
  • The Code Lists, Definitions, and Accuracy page includes code lists, subject definitions, group quarters definitions, and the statistical testing tool.
  • The 2022 ACS estimates will be released in the U.S. Census Bureau's data dissemination platform, The platform serves as the primary way for accessing data and digital content from the Census Bureau.  

2022 American Community Survey 1-Year Pre-Release Webinar

Learn more about the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year data release. This webinar will cover background information about the ACS, changes for this release, and where to find new data release information on the ACS website. We will also demonstrate how to access ACS statistics online.

  • Date & Time: Thursday, September 7 from 2:00-3:00 PM EDT
  • Presenters:
    • Gretchen Gooding, branch chief, American Community Survey Office, Outreach and Education Branch.
    • Jewel Jordan, public affairs specialist, Public Information Office.
    • Maria Valdisera, program analyst, Center for Enterprise Dissemination.