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The Census Bureau recently announced plans to eliminate the American Community Survey (ACS) three-year socioeconomic estimates for all areas over 20,000 persons.  These estimates are often used to evaluate current and past socioeconomic conditions in medium sized communities and the loss of this data set would be a blow to doing important, timely analysis.

The Census Bureau collects data annually for all geographies, but because the ACS sample size is not large enough to provide single year data for all areas, the data are reported for one-year, three-year and five-year time periods.  (more…)

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