Metadata Summary: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Dataset Type: Statistical data

Name of Data Source: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Datasource Abbreviation (dataset): CENSUS_2011_ACS

Description of Datasource: The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing statistical survey that samples a small percentage of the population every year. American Community Survey 1-, 3-, and 5-year estimates are period estimates, which means they represent the characteristics of the population and housing over a specific data collection period. Data are combined to produce 12 months, 36 months or 60 months of data. These are called 1-year, 3-year and 5-year data. The 5-year estimates for 2007-2011 were used to calculate the demographic information within this component.

How Often Data is Transferred to the Atlas: Unknown

Period of Record Within the Atlas: 2007 - 2011

Date Added/Updated on Atlas: 7/18/2013

Disclaimer/Use Constraints: The Census Bureau collects American Community Survey data from a sample of the population in the United States and Puerto Rico--rather than from the whole population. All ACS data are survey estimates

Custodian Information:
U.S Department of Commerce
U.S. Census Bureau

Contact Name: U.S. Census Bureau - Atlanta Regional Office

Contact Email: Atlanta.Regional.Office@census.gov

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