This article details recent changes in demographic data released by the US Census Bureau and the implications for use among Extension educators. We discuss updates to demographic data products and the keys for their successful use. Focus is on the American Community Survey (ACS). Users must adopt new practices to effectively use the ACS, which now provides the most current and reliable demographic data for communities in the United States.
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Curtis, K. J., Veroff, D., Rizzo, B., & Beaudoin, J. (2012). Demographic Data for Effective Programming: An Update on Sources and Successful Practice. The Journal of Extension, 50(4), Article 28. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol50/iss4/28