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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 23, 2022

New Statistics From the American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates To Be Embargoed And Prerelease Webinar Scheduled

Press Release Number CB22-36 *REVISED*

The U.S. Census Bureau will offer an embargo period for subscribers to view the 2016-2020 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates, featuring more than 40 social, economic, housing and demographic topics such as homeownership rates and costs, health insurance coverage and educational attainment.

Embargo subscribers will have access to these statistics beginning March 15 at 10 a.m. EDT.

The Census Bureau will also host a prerelease webinar March 10, to show participants how to access the data and how to compare geographies and statistics over time.

The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing, including statistics on language, education, commuting, employment, mortgage status and rent, income, poverty and health insurance coverage for every community in the nation. It is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40-plus topics covered.

The five-year estimates will be available for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, and all counties, places, census tracts, ZIP Code Tabulation Areas and block groups.

Data from the 2016-2020 ACS 5-year Variance Replicate Estimates and the Public Use Microdata Sample will be available March 31, 2022. View the release schedule.



Tuesday, March 15, at 10 a.m. EDT to Thursday, March 17, at 12:01 a.m. EDT. 

Interview Requests:

Embargo subscribers may interview Census Bureau experts during the embargo period. To request an interview, email <pio@census.gov>.   


Embargo subscribers are encouraged to confirm their login username and password are up to date prior to March 15. For assistance, please email <pio@census.gov>.

To register for embargo access, visit <https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/embargoed_releases/>.



Thursday, March 10, at 2 p.m. EST. 


Donna Daily, American Community Survey Office, division chief

Michael Cook, Public Information Office, division chief

Gretchen Gooding, American Community Survey Office, Outreach and Education Branch, U.S. Census Bureau

Tyson Weister, Center for Enterprise Dissemination, U.S. Census Bureau


The webinar will consist of a simultaneous audio conference and online presentation. Attendees do not need to call into the webinar to hear the audio. Credentialed media and data users will be able to ask questions following the presentation.

Webex link: <https://uscensusevents.webex.com/uscensusevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=e81175b9962aae950a75288c9b70046fa>

Event password: Census#1 (if needed)

For telephone audio option (or to ask a question), please call:
1-888-606-9802 Passcode: 1803272



Jewel Jordan
Public Information Office
301-763-3030 or
877-861-2010 (U.S. and Canada only)


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