Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Census Bureau is changing the 2020 ACS release schedule. Instead of providing the standard 1-year data products, the Census Bureau will release a series of experimental estimates from the 1-year data no later than November 30th. This will include a limited number of data tables for the nation, states, and District of Columbia.
Census Bureau staff have posted several resources to help data users prepare for this change on an Experimental Data web page. These resources include new a new list of table IDs, titles, and shells for the 2020 ACS 1-year Experimental Estimates.
We are starting this new discussion thread/topic in the Online Community so that ACS data users can post comments or questions about the 2020 ACS 1-year Experimental Estimates.
Here's a link to a new PRB blog about the 2020 ACS Experimental Estimates:
Why the 2020 American Community Survey Is Different and Why It Matters
I'm interested to hear how other data users are planning…
There is nothing we can do as the end users. This is the best that the Census bureau has been able to produce, and none of us have the resources nor the expertise to produce any alternative estimates.
OMG they aren't NEARLY NOR REMOTELY similar. BRFSS has always been a phone survey, so the impact of COVID was close to none -- if anything, response rates crept up a little bit for the late spring…
I'm interested to hear how other data users are planning to fill in the gaps this fall, in the absence of standard ACS 1-year estimates.