September 14, 2017. The U.S. Census Bureau released income, poverty, health insurance, housing and other data from its American Community Survey (ACS) for 2016 today. The Census Bureau releases 1-year data for areas with a population size of 65,000 and above. Click here for DBEDT highlights and Hawaii data.
This year, some of the language categories in the ACS preset tables were changed to reflect the most commonly spoken languages today. This included displaying data for the “Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages” category.
The Internet use and computer questions were revised in 2016 to reflect current technology. For presence and type of Internet subscription in households, a separate “cellular data plan for smartphone or other mobile devices” category was included as well as the combining of broadband (high speed) Internet services such as cable, fiber optic or DSL service into a single category. Also, the two separate type of computer categories of “smartphone” and “tablet and other portable wireless computer” were added.