The American Community Survey

ICR 202110-0607-001

OMB: 0607-0810

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Form
Unchanged
Justification for No Material/Nonsubstantive Change
2021-10-07
Justification for No Material/Nonsubstantive Change
2021-06-25
Justification for No Material/Nonsubstantive Change
2020-11-10
Justification for No Material/Nonsubstantive Change
2020-08-26
Justification for No Material/Nonsubstantive Change
2020-03-20
Justification for No Material/Nonsubstantive Change
2019-10-03
Supplementary Document
2019-04-08
Supplementary Document
2019-04-01
Supporting Statement B
2019-04-01
Supporting Statement A
2019-04-01
IC Document Collections
IC ID
Document
Title
Status
3530 Unchanged
ICR Details
0607-0810 202110-0607-001
Received in OIRA 202106-0607-005
DOC/CENSUS
The American Community Survey
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection   No
Regular 10/07/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
06/30/2022 06/30/2022
3,805,200 3,805,200
2,455,868 2,455,868
0 0

The U.S. Census Bureau requests authorization from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for revisions to the American Community Survey (ACS). The Census Bureau has developed a methodology to collect and update demographic, social, economic, and housing data every year that are essentially the same as the "long-form" data that the Census Bureau formerly collected once a decade as part of the decennial census. Federal and state government agencies use such data to evaluate and manage federal programs and to distribute funding for various programs that include food stamp benefits, transportation dollars, and housing grants. State, county, tribal, and community governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and the general public use information like housing quality, income distribution, journey-to-work patterns, immigration data, and regional age distributions for decision-making and program evaluation. In years past, the Census Bureau collected the long-form data only once every ten years and it became out of date over the course of the decade. To provide more timely data, the Census Bureau developed the ACS. The ACS blends the strength of small area estimation with the high quality of current surveys. There is an increasing need for current data describing lower geographic detail. The ACS is now the only source of uniform data available about social, economic, housing, and demographic characteristics for small-area levels across the Nation and in Puerto Rico. In addition, there is an increased interest in obtaining data for small subpopulations such as groups within the Hispanic, Asian, and American Indian populations, the elderly, and children. The ACS provides current data throughout the decade for small areas and subpopulations.

US Code: 13 USC 141, 193, 221
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  83 FR 52189 10/16/2018
84 FR 13629 04/05/2019
Yes

1
IC Title Form No. Form Name
The American Community Survey ACS-1(2020), ACS-1(2020)PR(SP), ACS-1(GQ)(2020), ACS-1(GQ)(PR)(2020), ACS-1(2020)(SP), ACS-1(2020)PR American Community Survey-1 ,   American Community Survey-1(GQ) (English and Spanish) ,   Puerto Rico Community Survey-1(GQ) (English and Spanish) ,   American Community Survey-1(Spanish) ,   Puerto Rico Community Survey-1(Spanish) ,   Puerto Rico Community Survey-1 (English)

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 3,805,200 3,805,200 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 2,455,868 2,455,868 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
No
No

$213,600,000
Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
    Yes
    Yes
No
No
No
No
Robin Pennington 301 763-8132 [email protected]

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
10/07/2021


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