November 23, 2020

Census Bureau: Webinar on Release of 2015-2019 American Community Survey Statistics Scheduled for December 3rd


The U.S. Census Bureau is set to hold an informational webinar Dec. 3 in advance of the Dec. 10 release of 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. The webinar will show participants how to access the new ACS data and online resources from the release. Attendees will also learn about changes in the estimates and tips for comparing geographies and statistics over time. Embargo subscribers will have access to these statistics beginning Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. EST.

The ACS is a nationwide survey that collects and produces information on over 40 topics about our nation’s population including social, economic, housing and demographic characteristics. For 15 years, the ACS has provided U.S. communities with detailed information critical for making informed decisions about their people, places and economy. The 2015-2019 release will allow users to compare three nonoverlapping five-year datasets for the first time: 2005-2009, 2010-2014 and 2015-2019. 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.


Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, 2-3 p.m. EST


Charles Gamble, supervisory survey statistician, American Community Survey Office, U.S. Census Bureau

Tyson Weister, program analyst, Center for Enterprise Dissemination, U.S. Census Bureau

Leslie Malone, public affairs specialist, Public Information Office, U.S. Census Bureau


The webinar will consist of a simultaneous audio conference and online presentation. Participants must call in to hear the audio. Attendees will be able to ask questions following the presentation. 

Audio conference access information
Toll-free number: 888-469-1664
Participant passcode: 8228488

Note: Please enter Census#01 if a password is required to join the webinar. Media will be given preference.

Online presentation access information
Please log in early, as some setup is required. An updated browser is recommended.

URL: <>.

To register for embargo access, visit <>.

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