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LaFleur describes the myriad uses for census data, including details on Census Bureau surveys including the decennial census, American Community Survey and current population survey. Census information is dense, so LaFleur helps show how to navigate the various levels of data available.
Campbell describes the American Community Survey. He discusses key differences between the ACS and the decennial census, such as frequency, sample size, reference period and use of local data. Campbell also explains how to access and analyze raw ACS data.
The author discusses how to use the U.S. Census Bureau's Factfinder feature on the organization's website to find information about the American Community Survey. She discusses how to find example questions from various questionnaires, reviews some of the definitions, and compares the material covered in the American Community Survey to that in the Decennial Census. The tipsheet includes screen shots from the Census Bureau's website to illustrate how to use the Factfinder.