American Community Survey (ACS) Profiles
The American Community Survey is a new nationwide survey by U.S. Census Bureau, designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing. It will replace the long form in future censuses and is a critical element in the Census Bureauís reengineered 2010 census plan.
Four Profiles are provided annually here with data on demographic, social, economic, and housing topics for the state. Laramie and Natrona County (MSA) data are available starting in 2006, county and city data (3 year average) with populations of 20,000 or more are available in 2008, while other geographic area data (5 year average) with smaller population are available in 2010. You may obtain detailed data tables from U.S. Census Bureau's American FactFinder Website.
This ACS Handbooks for Data Users helps general audiences understand the basics of the ACS, its opportunities and challenges, and how to access and the use the ACS data on the Census Bureau's Web site. It includes concrete examples of how ACS data can be used to answer real-world questions about our society.
Before 2006, these profiles were limited to the household population and excludes the population living in institutions, college dormitories, and other group quarters. Data are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability.
- Press Release for the ACS 2009 State Ranking: The Equality Stateís Living Standard Shifts in Rankings (pdf)
- Selcted Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics for Wyoming, Counties,