The U.S Census Bureau published its data release plan for the ACS 5-year data products in the Federal Register (E9-4803). Beginning in late 2010, the Census Bureau plans to introduce 5-year data products covering the January 2005 through December 2009 data collection period. The release of the 5-year estimates will achieve the goal of the ACS to provide small area data similar to the long-form sample data published after Census 2000. The Census Bureau is proposing to modify its current line of data products to accommodate the 5-year estimates and is requesting comments from current and potential users of ACS data products to help guide this modification.
Please review the 5-Year ACS Data Release Plan and provide your response to the contact listed in the Federal Register notice. Follow this link to the Federal Register notice (PDF files) posted in the Highlights section on the ACS Main page, or go directly here. Comments are due to the contact listed in the Federal Register notice by
April 20, 2009.