Kentucky: By The Numbers

 


 

Using the Data

from the American Community Survey

 


 

Kentucky: By The Numbers

Rural Resources

American Community Survey

Rural Issues Briefs

Links to Additional Data

Rural Welfare Reform

Publications

 

The American Community Survey (ACS) is now the place to go for data on the social, economic, and housing characteristics of our counties and communities.

As with any new data source, those from the ACS

differ in many ways from what we are used to.

This page provides links to resources and publications to help us understand and accurately use data from this new data source.

 

 

For more information about the

American Community Survey,

go to the Census Bureau's website:

http://www.census.gov/acs/www/

 

 

 
 

 

Publications from Kentucky: By the Numbers

 

 

 

For an overview of data from the American Community Survey:

 

 

 

New Kid in Town: Understanding Data from the American Community Survey

    

 

 

 

Data Availability from the American Community Survey

   

 

 

 

Data Availability for Extension Districts from the American Community Survey

    

 

 

 

For help in understanding and using margins of error in data from the American Community Survey:

 

 

 

And Now for the Grain of Salt:

      Margins of Error and the American Community Survey

    

 

 

 

 

For help in making charts and graphs with data from the

American Community Survey:

 

 

 

A Picture is Worth...

      Using a Newer Program to Make Charts and Graphs with Data from the American Community Survey

    

 

 

 

A Picture is Worth...

      Using an Older Program to Make Charts and Graphs with Data from the American Community Survey

    

 

 

 

For help in comparing data from the American Community Survey

with the Decennial Census:

 

 

 

Cautionary Tales:

      Comparing the American Community Survey with Data from the

      Decennial Census

    

 

 

 

Quick List:

      Comparing the 2009 American Community Survey with the 2000 Decennial

      Census Long Form.

    

 

 

 

For more information on the 2010 Decennial Census:

 

 

 

The 2010 Census

     New Decade, New Data

    

 

 

 


For help in accessing the data online,

Click here to go to the webpage:

 

 

 

Accessing data from the American Community Survey

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Census Bureau Publications

 

  The Census Bureau has produced a series of handbooks for different data users of the American Community Survey. 

 

 

Some examples include:

 

   

What General Data Users Need to Know

What High School Teachers Need to Know

What the Media Needs to Know

What Users of Data for Rural Areas Need to Know

 

 

 

You can find the complete list at:

 

   

http://www.census.gov/acs/www/guidance_for_data_users/handbooks/

   

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more publications and resources,

see the Additional Resources page

on this website.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Other Kentucky: By The Numbers webpages on the

American Community Survey

 

 

 

 


 

 

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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