November 17, 2022

Census Bureau: Webinar on 2017-2021 American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates Scheduled for December 1st

The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to hold a webinar Dec. 1, 2022, explaining how to access data and online resources from the 2017-2021 American Community Survey (ACS). The webinar will also provide tips for comparing ACS geographies and statistics over time. Embargo subscribers will have access to these statistics from Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. EST to Thursday, Dec. 8, at 12:01 a.m. EST at which time the embargo will be lifted, and members of the media will be able to post their stories. The data will be publicly available on for all data users on Dec. 8 by 10 a.m. EST.

The ACS provides a wide range of important statistics about the nation’s people and housing, such as language spoken at home, education, commuting, employment, mortgage status and rent, income, poverty, and health insurance coverage. It is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40-plus topics it covers.

The five-year estimates will be available for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, and all counties, places, census tracts, ZIP Code Tabulation Areas and block groups.

The 2017-2021 ACS five-year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files and Variance Replicate Estimates will be available January 26, 2023 (release schedule).



Thursday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. EST. 


Jewel Jordan, public affairs specialist, Public Information Office.

Charles Gamble III, survey statistician, Outreach and Education Branch, American Community Survey Office.


The webinar will consist of an online presentation only. Attendees do not need to call into the webinar to hear the audio. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. 

Webex link:



Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. EST to Thursday, Dec. 8, at 12:01 a.m. EST

Interview requests:

Embargo subscribers may interview Census Bureau experts during the embargo period. To request an interview, email


Embargo subscribers are encouraged to confirm their login username and password are up to date prior to Dec. 6. For assistance, email

To register for embargo access, visit

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