This report examines the differences and data accuracy in survey methodology between the American Community Survey (ACS) — a monthly survey designed to collect community-level data — and the 2000 Census population counts. Both provide valuable but different information to guide policymakers and corporate leaders, with the ACS being the only source of social and economic data for all communities in the country.

September 10, 2006

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The difference between the American Community Survey (ACS) and the 2000 Census.

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    Why the ACS is necessary.

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    Who uses the data from the 2000 Census and from the ACS.

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    The accuracy of data from the ACS and the 2000 Census.

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    Ways to improve the ACS data quality.

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