PRB Topic Feed: U.S. Census and ACS/Topics/US-Census-and-ACS.aspxThree States Account for Nearly Half of U.S. Population Growth California, Florida, and Texas made up a combined 27 percent of the U.S. population in 2015 but accounted for 48 percent of U.S. population growth between 2014 and 2015, according to new Census Bureau estimates. 12/22/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/us-3-states-account.aspxf149f627-5c4d-4706-ac23-ebc174cb1698Who Uses the ACS and Why?The American Community Survey puts up-to-date information about important social issues at the fingertips of people who need it, including policymakers, researchers, businesses and nongovernmental organizations, journalists, teachers, students, and the public. 04/13/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/whousesacs.aspx83c5bfcb-14b1-4845-81de-1b20392eeda7New PRB Appalachia Report Examines Jobs, Degrees, and Other Trends Appalachia's residents in their prime working years are less likely to be in the labor force or to hold college degrees than the U.S. population as a whole, but these and other demographic, health, and socioeconomic patterns vary widely within the region.04/24/2015/Publications/Reports/2015/appalachia-overview-acs-2015.aspxb12f6947-dbca-4bdf-96d4-0b99978ba564The 2010 Census Questionnaire: Seven Questions for EveryoneThe 2010 Census questionnaire will be sent to every housing unit in the country. The person who fills out the form (Person 1) will provide the household information, including whether the home is rented or owned, and will answer just seven questions about every household member. 04/14/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/questionnaire.aspxf5fd0d1f-d7af-44dc-901f-6be7ecea42d3Changing the Way U.S. Hispanics Are CountedThe U.S. Census Bureau has been studying a very different method for collecting data on race and ethnicity, a method that may provide a more accurate picture of the nation's ethnic makeup, particularly improving the classification of Hispanics.11/07/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/us-census-and-hispanics.aspxe51517b2-26d8-4f92-b1d3-f7cd0b0ae001Differences Between the ACS and Decennial CensusWhile the main function of the U.S. decennial census is to provide counts of people for the purpose of Congressional apportionment, the primary purpose of the ACS is to measure the changing social and economic characteristics of the U.S. population. 04/13/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/differences.aspxe04018a9-e079-419e-97c5-ac4f3ef3a6f6How the American Community Survey WorksThe American Community Survey (ACS) samples nearly 3 million addresses each year, resulting in nearly 2 million final interviews. The annual ACS sample is much smaller than that of the Census 2000 long-form sample, which included about 18 million housing units. 04/13/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/howacsworks.aspxd6ad0e29-9527-49ec-a1d6-70c5d55bef30Goodbye 'Metropolitan'?The term "metropolitan" may become outmoded if the U.S. government adopts recommended new metropolitan area standards.06/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/GoodbyeMetropolitan.aspxd6132a0f-f466-4f1f-9058-ae882596c738Politics and Science in Census TakingAuthor Kenneth Prewitt shows how policymaking, democratic principles, partisan politics, and science come together in the census, especially in Census 2000. The following excerpt is from the report "Politics and Science in Census Taking"; published by the Russell Sage Foundation and the Population Reference Bureau.11/20/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/PoliticsandScienceinCensusTaking.aspxd3c86aea-ba56-403e-9f68-e4a6ee39d1a9What You Need to Know About the 2010 U.S. CensusFind out what measures are being taken to ensure that Americans participate in the Census 2010; how will technology such as handheld GPS systems be used to gather data; why the census is so important to foundations and nonprofits.04/29/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/2010censuspolicyseminar.aspx7ff5c77c-178c-41e0-ba40-d8561d3b94fd