Guide to Using the American Community Survey

Report by Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Partnership
September 15, 2011

(Inactive) Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project   (Philadelphia)

MPIP seeks to address the several issues involved in accessing and applying ACS micro-level data in this guise to using ACS data at the tract level. Differences in sampling, error estimates, and the comaprability of census questions are addressed, as well as staregies for applying margins of error that are associated with ACS data.