July 19, 2022

Census Bureau: Schedule Released for Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Statistics and ACS Estimates for 2021

The U.S. Census Bureau’s schedule for the release of the 2021 Income, Poverty and Health Insurance statistics from the Current Population SurveyAnnual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS) is as follows: 

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 (no embargo): CPS ASEC will be released for calendar year 2021.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 (embargo Sept. 13): 2021 ACS 1-year estimates will be released.

Statistical Testing Spreadsheet

This American Community Survey statistical comparison tool helps users carry out statistical testing for two or more ACS estimates. The spreadsheet factors in the margin of error to determine whether the estimates are significantly different (higher or lower) or are not significantly different from each other. For more information on using the statistical testing tool, click here to read our blog.

About the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement

The Current Population Survey serves as the nation’s primary source of statistics on labor force characteristics. The Annual Social and Economic Supplement provides the official annual statistics on the nation’s poverty levels as well as statistics on income, health insurance coverage, marital status, educational attainment, employee benefits, work experience, school enrollment, noncash benefits and migration. The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have conducted the Current Population Survey for more than 50 years. The statistics are used by government policymakers as important indicators of our nation’s economy and for planning and evaluating many government programs.

About the American Community Survey

The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community across the nation that everyone from city planners to retailers and homebuilders use to make decisions. The survey is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40 topics it covers, including income, poverty, health insurance coverage, education, occupation, language, ancestry and housing costs.

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