Kentucky: By The Numbers


Resources for

the American Community Survey



Kentucky: By The Numbers

Rural Resources

American Community Survey

Rural Issues Briefs

Links to Additional Data

Rural Welfare Reform



The American Community Survey (ACS) replaces the Decennial Census Long Form as the way to collect detailed data on social, economic, and housing characteristics.


If you have seen data such as the number of households without a vehicle or the mean travel time to work, then you have seen detailed data from the

Decennial Census Long Form.



In December of 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau released the first

5-year estimates from the American Community Survey. 


These are the only estimates that are available for most rural counties and the only estimates that are comparable across all counties.






Since the ACS collects and reports data differently that what we are used to, this section of the

Kentucky: By The Numbers website

provides access to resources and links for information about the survey and the data.












For more information about the

American Community Survey,

go to the Census Bureau's website:









Other "Kentucky: By the Numbers" webpages:

        Data Series

        Graphical Website Instructions

        Links to Additional Data Sites

        Kentucky: By the Numbers Homepage

        Resources for the American Community Survey


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