Today: Documentation and Webinar Supporting the 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Data Release

We are pleased to announce the first release of documentation in support of the 2019 American Community Survey 1-year estimates scheduled for release on Thursday, September 17, 2020. This documentation offers ACS data users the opportunity to prepare for next week's data release.

New and updated information related to this release is available now on the 2019 Data Release page.

Highlights include links to the following:

  • The Summary File Documentation page includes the 1-year appendices, table shells, and sequence/table number lookup files. 
  • 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 which vintage of geography the 2019 ACS 1-year estimates are based on.
  • The Areas Published page lists the total number of geographic areas that receive 2019 ACS 1-year estimates. The Reference Materials page also details the specific geographies that have published data.
  • The ACS Data User Handbooks and Training Presentations are continuously being updated. These resources provide recent and relevant information about the ACS and its data products.
  • The 2019 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.  Please note, the current release of works best in Google Chrome.

2019 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 10th from 2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Presenters: Charles Gamble, American Community Survey Office

Tyson Weister, Center for Enterprise Dissemination

Leslie Malone, Public Information Office

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