It looks like
-All the ACS 1 year data will be released on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009.
-All the ACS 3-year data will be released on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009.
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Subject: [public-news-alert] CENSUS NEWS: Census Bureau Releases
Timetable for 2008 Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Estimates and
American Community Survey Data
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 15:14:34 -0400
To: Census-Bureau-Alert(a)lists.census.gov, Public-News-Alert(a)lists.census.gov
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU NEWS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
Public Information Office
Census Bureau Releases Timetable for 2008 Income, Poverty and Health
Insurance Estimates and American Community Survey Data
The Census Bureau announced today a new public release schedule for the
official income, poverty and health insurance estimates for 2008 from
the Current Population Survey (CPS), as well as estimates from the
American Community Survey (ACS).
National income and poverty data from the CPS will be released the week
of Labor Day. This is in response to feedback that releasing the data in
late August was not optimal for data users and journalists reporting on
the findings. For the ACS, the new timetable provides an opportunity to
release the full set of 2008 ACS data at one time on Sept. 22, 2009.
The new schedule also permits the release of the 2006-2008 ACS on Oct.
27, 2009, six weeks earlier than last year’s schedule allowed.
This release schedule will allow for the production of a series of short
ACS economic briefs, analyzing findings on topics such as housing, the
labor force, food stamps, occupation and commute to work, in addition to
income and poverty.
DATA RELEASE SCHEDULE:
Income, poverty and health insurance estimates — Current Population Survey —
These national estimates will be released Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009.
Additional information regarding the time and format of the data release
will be included in a separate announcement closer to the release date.
As is standard procedure, there will be no embargo of these data.
2008 American Community Survey (ACS) — The U.S. Census Bureau will
release data from the 2008 ACS on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. This release
will include all one-year estimates from the 2008 ACS — including ACS
income and poverty estimates. In addition to the full complement of
social, economic, and housing data, this release will also include
estimates on health insurance coverage, marital history, and veterans’
service-connected disability ratings, for the first time. These
estimates will be available for the nation, all 50 states, the District
of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district and all counties,
places and metropolitan areas with populations of 65,000 or more. The
data will be available on an embargoed basis for media use on Sept. 17,
three business days before the release date.
2006-2008 American Community Survey (ACS) — The U.S. Census Bureau will
release data from the 2006-2008 ACS on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009. The
release will include all three-year estimates from the 2006-2008 ACS.
The three-year estimates will be available for all geographic areas with
populations of 20,000 or more. The data will be available on an
embargoed basis for media use on Oct. 22, three business days before the
Embargo Access — The embargoed ACS data will be accessible from the
Census Bureau’s media embargo site on the specified date. For
information on obtaining a password, go to the “Newsroom” page on the
Census Bureau’s Web site (www.census.gov
) and click on “Media Services.”
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