Demographic Lookup Tool for the Tri-state Region
Last Updated on Thursday, January 12 2017 13:16
About the American Community Survey
Monitoring changes in the size, movement, and characteristics of a population is an important barometer of well-being. A region can't thrive without people choosing to live there either by the happenstance of birth and opting to stay, or by choosing to relocate from somewhere else.
The U.S. Census Bureau is the primary source of demographic data in the United States. The primary surveys which include data at the sub-state level are the American Community Survey, the Decennial Census and the population estimates and projections program.
The American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau is considered the replacement for the census "long form." The ACS happens every year with resulting 1-year, 3-year and 5-year estimates for geographies that meet certain population thresholds.
CEAD has developed an application that allows the user to easily access demographic data across various geographies within Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, as well as Metropolitan Statistical Areas across the United States. Data were obtained from U.S Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013 and 2010-2014 5-year estimates.
Among the data included in this application are those related to population counts and racial/ethnic composition, household income, poverty, age composition, home values, housing occupancy, educational attainment, and commuting time to work.
Click here to open the application.
We also offer an excel-based lookup tool that provides access to American Community Survey data for these geographies.
(Note: These are large [8MB] files and can take a while to open. Microsoft Excel is needed to run these files.)