The Value of the American Community Survey: Smart Government, Competitive Businesses, and Informed Citizens
Provides an overview of the American Community Survey (ACS) and how data from the ACS is used to inform decision-making. Discusses the importance of the ACS as a unique source of data on the demographic and economic characteristics of rural areas. Includes examples of how rural data from the ACS is used by federal agencies, academic researchers, state government, and rural communities.
Regina Powers, David Beede, Rudy Telles, Jr.
U.S. Department of Commerce
Policy · Statistics and data