PRB Topic Feed: U.S. Census and ACS/Topics/US-Census-and-ACS.aspxWho Uses the ACS and Why?The American Community Survey puts up-to-date information about important social issues at the fingertips of people who need it, including policymakers, researchers, businesses and nongovernmental organizations, journalists, teachers, students, and the public. 04/13/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/whousesacs.aspx83c5bfcb-14b1-4845-81de-1b20392eeda7U.S. Energy Boom Fuels Population Growth in Many Rural CountiesA population boom in energy-rich counties is breathing new life into parts of the Midwest and Appalachia that have experienced long-term population decline or slow growth compared with the rest of the United States, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.03/28/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/us-oil-rich-counties.aspxfab9887d-e5d0-4763-acd7-37210c42bb91In U.S., New Data Show Longer, More Sedentary CommutesThe average full-time worker in the United States spends almost 26 minutes commuting to work, according to just-released data from the 2013 American Community Survey.09/23/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/us-commuting.aspx118f6b43-dccb-4fc3-b86b-ef38fc0bfe28The 2010 Census Questionnaire: Seven Questions for EveryoneThe 2010 Census questionnaire will be sent to every housing unit in the country. The person who fills out the form (Person 1) will provide the household information, including whether the home is rented or owned, and will answer just seven questions about every household member. 04/14/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/questionnaire.aspxf5fd0d1f-d7af-44dc-901f-6be7ecea42d3Three States Account for Nearly Half of U.S. Population Growth California, Florida, and Texas made up a combined 27 percent of the U.S. population in 2015 but accounted for 48 percent of U.S. population growth between 2014 and 2015, according to new Census Bureau estimates. 12/22/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/us-3-states-account.aspxf149f627-5c4d-4706-ac23-ebc174cb1698The U.S. Census TraditionThe United States has conducted a census every 10th year beginning with 1790. Except during the 1920s, the results were used to reapportion state representation in the U.S. Congress once a decade, and eventually for assessing taxes, and a myriad of other purposes. 04/09/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/censustradition.aspxea49020c-cd26-4531-af74-ead0bd6b0b73Use of the American Community Survey in the Context of the Voting Rights ActMore than 10,000 jurisdictions in the United States will have to redraw district boundaries to meet the one-person/one-vote criteria based on 2010 Census results. Experts will have to be aware of the Voting Rights Act, which protects the voting rights of minorities. 12/12/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/acs-votingrights.aspxe9209296-c325-4f63-99ff-16370b40c9c3Changing the Way U.S. Hispanics Are CountedThe U.S. Census Bureau has been studying a very different method for collecting data on race and ethnicity, a method that may provide a more accurate picture of the nation's ethnic makeup, particularly improving the classification of Hispanics.11/07/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/us-census-and-hispanics.aspxe51517b2-26d8-4f92-b1d3-f7cd0b0ae001Differences Between the ACS and Decennial CensusWhile the main function of the U.S. decennial census is to provide counts of people for the purpose of Congressional apportionment, the primary purpose of the ACS is to measure the changing social and economic characteristics of the U.S. population. 04/13/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/differences.aspxe04018a9-e079-419e-97c5-ac4f3ef3a6f6States in the West and South Are Set to Gain Political CloutPopulation trends since 2000 suggest that states in the South and West will gain additional seats in the U.S. House of Representatives after the 2010 Census.04/10/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/apportionment.aspxdea8c8ca-fde2-42f8-86f7-ee6a3eced00c