I just received a email that the Census Bureau has begun a listserv regarding ACS issues.
As you are aware, the CB plans to have ACS replace the decennial Census "long
Here is the link to the CB page to "subscribe" to the list.
The first message from the "ACS alert" failed to include the information about
the Federal Register notice of Jan 16, with responses due on March 20, regarding plans for
full implementation of the ACS beginning in 2003.
Here is the text of the message I received from the CB:
WELCOME TO THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY ALERT.
This is the first in a series of periodic e-mail messages to inform
you about news, events, data releases, Congressional actions, and
other developments associated with the American Community Survey.
The American Community Survey is the U.S. Census Bureau's new approach
for collecting accurate and timely socioeconomic and housing
information about our nation and its states, cities, and communities.
As part of the Census Bureau's plan to re-engineer the decennial
census, the American Community Survey will replace the long form in
2010. It will begin full implementation nationwide in 2003, pending
Congressional funding. It will give federal, state, and local
government officials, as well as the profit and nonprofit sectors,
data every year to evaluate programs and chart the future.
Links to the Data
Data from the American Community Survey test sites are available at
Data from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey, which uses the
American Community Survey questionnaire and methodology, are now
available for the ntion, the states, the District of Columbia, and
almost all cities and counties with populations of 250,000 or more.
Data from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey are available at
The data for both the American Community Survey and the Census 2000
Supplementary Survey may also be accessed through the American
FactFinder at <http://factfinder.census.gov>;.
If you have any questions or comments about the American Community
Survey or the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey, please call
1-888-456-7215 or send an e-mail to <cmo.acs(a)census.gov>ov>. Please do
not reply to this list address.
General information about this mailing list is available at:
<http://lists.census.gov/mailman/listinfo/acs-alert>;. If you choose
to unsubscribe or change your list options, you may do so by visiting
this site and entering your e-mail address at the bottom of the page
under the acs-alert subscriber's section. This will take you to your
options page where you may request your password, unsubscribe, or set
other options. If you have questions or concerns about this list,
please send a message to <acs-alert-admin(a)lists.census.gov>ov>.
Please forward this information to others you think may be interested
in receiving the American Community Survey Alert.
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