CENSUS DATA HIGHLIGHTS
Hawaii State Data Center, December 4, 2014
“The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates on December 4, 2014. The estimates are based on the annual American Community Survey conducted by the Census Bureau which include social, economic, and detailed housing characteristics of Hawaii’s population.
“The Census Bureau releases 5-year data for all census geographic areas down to the block group level. About 8.5% of Hawaii’s population was surveyed between the 2009 to 2013 period.
Some interesting additions to the 2013 ACS 5-year dataset series are tables for bachelor’s field of degree, poverty age breakdown, selected characteristics of the uninsured, and health insurance by age. Through the use of the census tract data, information by islands may also be obtained.”