Housing Environment - Housing Unit Age
The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide, continuous survey designed to provide communities with reliable and timely demographic, housing, social, and economic data. The ACS samples nearly 3 million addresses each year, resulting in nearly 2 million final interviews. The ACS replaces the long-form decennial census; however, the number of household surveys reported annually for the ACS is significantly less than the number reported in the long-form decennial census. As a result, the ACS combines detailed population and housing data from multiple years to produce reliable estimates for small counties, neighborhoods, and other local areas. Negotiating between timeliness and accuracy, the ACS annually releases current, one-year estimates for geographic areas with large populations; three-year and five-year estimates are also released each year for additional areas based on minimum population thresholds.
Citation: U.S. Census Bureau: A Compass for Understanding and Using American Community Survey Data (2008).
For more information about this source, including data collection methodology and definitions, refer to the American Community Survey website.
Median year structure built data are acquired from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Data represent estimates for the 5 year period 2011-2015. Median year structure built divides the distribution into two equal parts: one-half of the cases falling below the median year structure built and one-half above the median. The median is rounded to the nearest calendar year.
This indicator cannot be re-summarized or re-calculated to aggregate county-level report areas, or to user-defined geographic boundaries.
For more information on the data reported in the American Community Survey, please see the complete American Community Survey 2015 Subject Definitions.
Race and Ethnicity
Statistics by race and ethnicity are not provided for this indicator from the data source. Detailed race/ethnicity data may be available at a broader geographic level, or from a local source.
Courtesy: Community Commons, <www.communitycommons.org>, November 2017