Description: The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data annually with an aim to give communities the current information they need to plan investments and services.
Population: The survey is mailed to three million Americans per year (250,000 monthly) in order to get a nationally representative sample. Approximately two million interviews conducted per year, with some personal visit follow-up.
Periodicity: 2005-2010 and will continue annually.
Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: benefits, expenses
(Information adapted from the publisher)
For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.