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Links and information about the U.S. Census Bureau Data
Simply click here and type in the community name you are referencing to get 2010 Census and American Community Survey data.
 
What is the American Community Survey?

The American Community Survey is a survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau in every county, American Indian and Alaska Native Area, and Hawaiian Home Land. The American Community Survey provides critical economic, social, demographic, and housing information to this country’s communities every year including data related to:

  • age
  • sex
  • race
  • family and relationships
  • income and benefits
  • health insurance
  • education
  • veteran status
  • disabilities
  • where you work and how you get there
  • where you live and how much you pay for some essentials

Is the American Community Survey Part of the 2010 Census? Yes. The 2010 Census will focus on counting the population. The American Community Survey will provide communities every year the same kind of detailed information previously available only when the U.S. Census Bureau conducted a population census every 10 years. The American Community Survey began in 1996 in a sample of counties across the country. Today the survey is conducted in all U.S. counties and in Puerto Rico, where it is called the Puerto Rico Community Survey.

 
The American Community Survey consists of 1-year, 3-year and 5-year ACS estimates:Three types of estimates are available from the American Community Survey: 1-year estimates (based on data collected in a single year), 3-year estimates (based on data collected in three consecutive years) and 5-year estimates (based on data collected in five consecutive years). To help users determine which estimates to select, additional information about the interpretation and use of 1-year, 3-year and 5-year estimates is available in the Guidance for Data User section on the ACS website.
USA Counties Profile from the U.S. Census Bureau
This data includes age, agriculture, ancestry, banking, building permits, business patterns, crime, earnings, education, elections, employment, government, health, households, housing, income, labor force, manufacturers, population, poverty, retail trade, social programs, veterans, vital statistics, water use, and wholesale trade.
 
1990 & 2000 Comparable data from the U.S. Census Bureau
This data includes social, demographic, economic, and housing characteristics from 1990 & 2000 U.S. Census Data.
Lake County and all municipalities within
Mason County and all municipalities within
Muskegon County and all municipalities within
Newaygo County and all municipalities within
Oceana County and all municipalities within
Demographic & Economic Projections developed by WMSRDC (Updated October 2011)

WMSRDC develops population projections at the county level. As a result of this, in-county migration from urban to non-urban areas may be understated.

Click here to view Demographic & Economic Projections developed by WMSRDC
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