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ACS – Per Capita Income


US Census Bureau, National Historical Geographic Information System
Annually
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This data layer depicts Per Capita Income. It was developed by the National Historical Geographic Information System using data from the American Community Survey (ACS). Per Capita Income indicates the total income of an area averaged over the entire population in inflation-adjusted dollars. Note that these are statistical estimates and do not include the margin of error. The ACS is conducted on an annual basis by the US Census Bureau. It covers housing, demographic, social, and economic topics. The annual results are aggregated into 5-year intervals from 2012 to 2016 to produce more accurate estimates. Data is summarized at the Census Block Group level. The ACS provides more timely data than the Census for identifying trends in a community. Per capita income data are often used as an indicator of community well-being. Planners and project managers may use per capita income data to help prioritize projects that boost local economies and incomes.

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