Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Census Bureau to host webinar Sept. 6 on release of 2017 American Community Survey's local statistics

The Census Bureau will hold a free webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. ET Sept. 6 to discuss the Sept. 13 release of the 2017 American Community Survey statistics, which provide valuable economic, housing and other demographic information about rural communities. Embargo subscribers will be able to access the statistics at 10 a.m. on Sept. 11.

Webinar participants will learn how to access new data and online resources from the 2017 survey, how to compare statistics over time, and will also learn about changes related to the new release. Click here to sign up for the webinar.

The Census Bureau's press release describes why the survey is important: "The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community in the nation. This survey is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40 topics it covers for communities across the nation. For example, it produces statistics for language, education, commuting, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance. The one-year statistics will be available for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, and all counties and places with populations of 65,000 or more."

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