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About the Data
American Community Survey (ACS) Single Year Estimate for 2011, US Census Bureau
Released September 22, 2012
According to the US Census Bureau, information from the American Community Survey is used to determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.
- Numbers have been rounded to whole numbers.
- Percentages may not all add to 100% as a result of rounding or margin of error for the data.
- Because percentages are rounded to whole numbers, percentages and their absolute numbers may differ slightly.
- Poverty rates are based on “population for whom poverty status is determined” which is estimated at approximately 98% of Essex County population. Poverty results have been extended to 100% of the population.