American Community Survey Data
LSC obtains economic and demographic information for LSC Basic Field General service areas from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). These special tables are provided to LSC by the Census Bureau and are not available on the Census Bureau website. They are available for download below, along with related state-level tables. For more state-level data or for data by county, congressional district, or other geographic areas please visit data.census.gov.
The American Community Survey is a national survey that uses a series of monthly samples to produce annual population estimates for small areas. Tabulations are available for all areas based on 5-years of sample data (e.g., 2013-2017), and more current 1-year tabulations are available for areas with greater than 65,000 people. Refer to the US Census Bureau American Community Survey website for more information about the survey and methodology.
If you have any questions about this page, please contact us at DataTeam@lsc.gov.
Browse Our ACS TablesUse the dropdowns and search box to find a table of interest. The links will take you to a hosted version of the file, and from there you may choose to download the file if desired.
Legal Service Area estimates follow a rounding schematic implemented by the Census Bureau: 0 remains 0; 1-7 rounds to 4; 8 or greater rounds to the nearest multiple of 5 (i.e., 864 rounds to 865, 982 rounds to 980); and any number ending in 5 or 0 stays as is. As a result, adding subtotal estimates may not match the totals in the table. Estimates for state-level tabulations, which are publicly available from the Census Bureau, are not rounded.
- GEOID - geographic ID number used within the Census Bureau
- GEONAME - geography name
- TBLID - the table ID number assigned by the Census Bureau
- ORDER - identifies the line number within the table (repeated for each geography)
- TITLE - identifies the line of data, usually as a total or subtotal
- CEST - the estimate; CSE - the standard error
- CUB, CLB - the upper and lower bounds of the 90% confidence interval, respectively
- WCNT0, RME, NSE - numeric versions (e.g., no thousands comma) of the estimate, mergin of error, and standard error, respectively
Showing ACS 2018 1-Year tables for Service Areas - All categories
Table Name and Description