2019 American Community Survey 1-year data releasedPosted on Sep 17, 2020 in Featured, Main, Whats New Releases
September 17, 2020. The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates today. The release includes income, poverty, employment, housing, and other data for areas with populations of 65,000 or more. The 2019 ACS one-year estimates are available on data.census.gov, which is the Census Bureau’s new platform to access data and digital content.
In 2019, the State of Hawaii had 465,299 households—60.2% of which were owner-occupied and 39.8% of which were renter-occupied. At $83,102, the State of Hawaii’s median household income ranked the 5th highest in the nation. Data for the 2019 ACS were collected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore do not reflect the economic changes that began in February 2020.
This year, new tables were added for households and families, foreign-born populations, health insurance and quality measures. There were numerous changes to the reporting of households and families. Language describing relationships was updated to replace “husband/wife” with “spouse.” Additionally, foreign-born population tables were modified to include more country of birth groups, including Micronesia.