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Urban Planning 301: Methods and Techniques

This guide is designed to help you find demographic data on Spokane County, WA from both Federal and State sources

The American Community Survey

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey intended to replace the long-form of the Decennial Census - in effect providing an annual long-form Census. It is an annual sample survey of about three million households. 1-year estimates are available annually for areas with a population of 65,000 or more. 3-year estimates are available annually for areas with 20,000 or more people, and areas with less than 20,000 people are covered by 5-year estimates. The first 5-year estimates were released in 2010.