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The American Community Survey: Helping Decision Makers Assist People in Times of Need

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Disasters, whether natural or man-made, can overwhelm a community and cause great hardships for those who call the area home. But after the emergency, after the damage is repaired and the community begins to thrive once again, how do we measure progress?

By answering questions on the American Community Survey.

You help people like me determine who's at risk and the most effective way to make sure they get what they need.

From general disaster-relief efforts to determining the extent of housing damage and living conditions and whether additional assistance is needed, your answers on the American Community Survey provide the solutions communities need.

The ACS helps communities make smarter decisions about resourcesand provide the information that helps keep America safe.

The American Community Survey and the U.S. Census Bureau -- measuring America's people, places, and economy.