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2006-2008 American Community Survey Estimates Released Today

Data Advisory from the Vermont State Data Center at CRS

Please be advised: The second-ever release of 3-year estimates from the American Community Survey was made by the U.S. Census Bureau this morning. This release includes data on Vermont (statewide), all counties excluding Essex County and Grand Isle County, and the city of Burlington. The data can be accessed at the Census Bureau's American FactFinder data site at factfinder.census.gov. We will make ACS data available at our Vermont Indicators Online website when the first 5-year ACS data is released for our towns in late 2010. Be on the look-out for a chance to help us beta-test the provision of ACS on Vermont Indicators Online. When using this ACS data, please remember some key points: 1. The 3-year estimates are basically averages for any given year within the 3-year time period. They are not numbers for one point in time. 2. When comparing ACS data to other years or geographies, please use the margins of error. 3. It is best to compare the 2006-2008 ACS data to the 2005-2007, which is the only other 3-year estimate available thus far. But keep in mind that both estimates share two year's worth of data. We welcome any questions or comments! Feel free to contact me. More info on the ACS is at www.census.gov/acs/www. Thank you,
Chip
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WILL "CHIP" SAWYER
Manager
Vermont State Data Center
at the Center for Rural Studies
http://crs.uvm.edu/census
206 Morrill Hall
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: 802.656.0892
Email: wsawyer@uvm.edu
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