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Feb 3
  • Webinar

Tips on Using ACS Data for Public Policy Work

  • Friday, February 3, 2023
    2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
    • Webinar
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Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. ET. Data drives—or at least, can drive—policy decisions. The American Community Survey (ACS), from the U.S. Census Bureau, is the premier source for detailed population and housing information about our nation and your communities. The ACS is the nation’s only source for local estimates on 40-plus topics relating to language, education, commuting, employment, veteran status, income, poverty, health insurance … and so much more. It provides new yearly data for one-year estimates for larger areas and five-year estimates for small local areas. Learn how to access and use the latest release (2021 and 2017-2021) in your work.


  • Alicia VanOrman, senior research associate, Population Reference Bureau
  • Gretchen Gooding, chief, Outreach and Communication Branch, ACS Office


  • Wendy Underhill, director, Elections and Redistricting at NCSL


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