October 19, 2017

Census Bureau: New American Community Survey Data Now Available

The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey one-year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files and Supplemental Estimates Tables are now available on census.gov.

1-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files

The PUMS files contain data on approximately 1 percent of the U.S. population and allow users to create their own tabulations.

The files show population and housing characteristics down to Public Use Microdata Areas, which are special nonoverlapping areas that partition each state into contiguous geographic units containing no fewer than 100,000 people each. Users can create tabulations through their own software or through the Census Bureau’s DataFerrett tool.

New Language Code Tables

The data set has new codes for languages that previously were not available. For the first time, American Community Survey data will have codes for Somali, Oromo, Tigrinya, Yoruba, Igbo and other African languages that were previously grouped together. Those and other languages  have been added to the PUMS data set.

For more information about PUMS data, please see the About PUMS page. PUMS data and PUMS technical documentation are also available.

New American Community Survey Supplemental Estimates Tables

The Supplemental Tables consist of 59 detailed tables tabulated on the 2016 1-year microdata for geographies with populations of 20,000 people or more. These Supplemental Estimates are available through American FactFinder and the Census Bureau’s application programming interface at the same geographic summary levels as those in the American Community Survey

1-year dataset.

Access supporting documentation on the 2016 Data Release New and Notable page.

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