View Census Bureau Releases the 2012-2016 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample, Variance Replicate Tables and Results for the Puerto Rico Community Survey

January 18 — The U.S. Census Bureau has scheduled for the release of the 2012-2016 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample, the 2012-2016 variance replicate tables and the Puerto Rico Community Survey.

The Public Use Microdata Sample files provide a 5 percent sample of the U.S. population for users to create their own tabulations.

The 2012-2016 variance replicate tables provides expanded versions of 108 detailed tables that are published in American FactFinder. In addition to the published estimates and margins of error, 80 replicates for variance calculations are also provided. This product is intended for advanced users and will allow them to calculate the margins of error when aggregating across geographies or collapsing categories within tables without using approximation formulas. The variance replicate tables will be released on the FTP site with links available on American FactFinder.

The Puerto Rico Community Survey is the result of the 2016 and 2012-2016 Puerto Rico Community Survey that will be made available in Spanish in American FactFinder. Data tables were released in English on September 14, 2017 for the 2016 Puerto Rico Community Survey and on December 7, 2017 for the 2012-2016 Puerto Rico Community Survey.