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Esri Releases 2023 Update of Ready-to-Use US Census Bureau Data for ArcGIS Users

By Eric Van Rees - 3rd January 2024 - 08:18

Annually Updated American Community Survey Data is Now Available in ArcGIS Living Atlas

The United States Census Bureau recently released its annual update to its American Community Survey (ACS) data. Many federal agencies are required to use this ACS data, and many non-profits rely on it when applying for grants for their operations and decision-making. To help meet this need, Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has updated ACS layers and maps in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. The newest US Census Bureau values for five-year estimates of current data on demographic, housing, and workforce characteristics of the US population are now easily accessible to ArcGIS software users.

ArcGIS Living Atlas is the foremost collection of global geographic information and includes maps, apps, and data layers used by organizations around the world for research, analysis, and decision-making. Through ArcGIS Living Atlas, users can map and query more than 1,700 annually updated attributes of ACS tables, and this integration provides them with a faster way of accessing and analyzing this data.

Updated layers in the collection incorporate the latest five-year estimates covering 2018–2022 and include the following topics and more:

  • Language
  • Poverty status
  • Housing
  • Health insurance
  • Internet access
  • Education
  • Disability

ACS helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities. It is the premier government source for detailed national population and housing information.

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