THURSDAY, OCT 07, 2010

2009 American Community Survey Data Now Available on Social Explorer


This week, Social Explorer unveils 2009 data, enabling subscribers to work with the most currently available demographic information.
The data come from the American Community Survey (ACS), an extensive annual survey administered by the Census Bureau to a sample of about 3 million households nationwide.  Just one week after the Census Bureau released this data, Social Explorer added them to the site for users to explore.
In concert with the decennial Census, Social Explorer’s 2007 estimates, and prior years of the ACS, the newly added 2009 ACS data offer improved ways to explore and describe US demographics.  This 2009 data will also be instrumental in seeing the impact of the recession on the US and forecasting upcoming redistricting changes.
Subscribers can access the 2009 ACS data through the maps and the reports tabs.  Click here to find out more about subscribing for access to the latest data and all of Social Explorer’s tools and resources.
by Sydney Beveridge
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