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New 2016 American Community Survey Data and Maps Now Available on

FRIDAY, SEP 15, 2017


The newly released data from the 2016 American Community Survey are now available on Social Explorer. Subscribers can access the new data through our maps and reports. Explore the latest data in 166 tables on dozens of topics or through our interactive customizable maps.

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an extensive annual survey administered by the Census Bureau to a sample of about three million households nationwide. The data includes variables on income, race, ancestry, health insurance, housing, commute time and much more. 

This latest ACS release includes the 2016 one-year file, and the information is available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more. (Please note that the Census Bureau has discontinued the three-year file, but all three-year files through 2011-13 are available on Social Explorer.)

The new five-year file (2012-2016) with more geographic detail will be available on our site in December once they are released by the Census Bureau.

Learn new trends such as the fact that New York City, which usually grows year over year, experienced a small population loss between 2015 and 2016. The following graph shows population change in New York City, which hovered around one percent in recent years before this recent drop.

Dig into population and other data in your own area by exploring our 2016 ACS map.

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