Am I the only user having chronic problems with


After nearly a year of constant attempts at use and self-training, my personal experience is that is capricious, inconsistent, and inadequate. The potential is (probably) there but to my view it’s not yet ready for prime time – yet it is the only way you can access the 2018 ACS. American Factfinder is going away in a matter of months, so soon the shaky and unstable system will be all that we have.


Perhaps there’s some magic bullet I have yet to find. Or an alternative that provides the professional reliability the data community needs. API?


Can anybody in the data community offer insights?




Jonathan Lupton AICP

Senior Planner – Publications


Little Rock AR