American Community Survey

American Community Survey (ACS)


The American Community Survey (ACS) is part of the census program and is essentially what used to be the 'long form' sent out as part of the decennial census. ACS collects detailed information on the characteristics of population and housing continuously throughout the year and throughout the decade from a relatively small sample of the population. These data were previously collected only in census years in conjunction with the decennial census. The ACS questionnaire collects nearly the same information and is sent to approximately the same number of addresses over a five-year period.

The ACS data collected is released in 1-year and 5-year estimates. The following 1-year ACS estimates are based on data collected during the 2015 calendar year. The following 5-year ACS estimates are based on data collected from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2014. Please keep in mind the American Community Survey is not the 2010 Census population counts.
 Population
One-Year ACS (2015)

Five-Year ACS (2010-2014)
Total Population
88,129
  82,420



Demographics
One-Year ACS (2015)
Five-Year ACS (2010-2014)
Median Age
42.1
  41.2
Senior Citizens (population 65 and over)
 13.7%
11.70%
Juveniles (population under 18)
21.80%
23.40%
Foreign Born Persons
35.40%
34.00%
Language Other Than English Spoken at Home (population 5 years and over)
43.60%
44.1.%
Race -- White alone*
42.90%
43.00%
Race -- African American alone*
 9.6%
6.90%
Race -- Asian alone*
 37.4%
36.50%
Race -- Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
 8.9%
 11.1%
 Housing
One-Year ACS  (2015)
Five-Year ACS (2010-2014)
Total Housing Units
30,487
28,329
Owner Occupied Units
79.70%
82.10%
Renter Occupied Units
20.30%
17.90%
Single-Family, Detached Housing Units
n/a
24,715
Single-Family, Attached Housing Units
n/a
857
Multi-Family Units (2 or more units)
n/a
 2,768
Total Households
29,712
 26,635
Family Households (with own children under 18)
10,375
 10,039
Persons Per Household
2.95
 3.06
Occupancy Rate
97.50%
 93.8%
Median Home Value
$288,700
 $263,700
Income
One-Year ACS  (2015)
Five-Year ACS (2010-2014)
Median Household Income
$111,124
$105,400
% Below Poverty Rate
4.50%
5.10%
Mean Travel Time to Work (min)
30
29
School Enrollment (Population 3 and over) One-Year ACS  (2015)
Five-Year ACS (2010-2014)
Nursery/Preschool
8.50%
5.9%
Kindergarten
4.20%
5.8%
Elementary/Middle school (grades 1-8)
30.30%
36.5%
High school (grades 9-12)
22.10%
23.4%
College or Graduate school
34.90%
28.4%
Education Attainment (Population 25 Years & Over) One-Year ACS  (2015)
Five-Year ACS (2010-2014)
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
12.10%
12.40%
Associate's degree
5.50%
5.80%
Bachelor's degree
 35.0%
 32.1%
Graduate or professional degree
 24.9%
 22.0%
 Employment Breakdown by Industry (Population 16 and Over)
One-Year ACS  (2015)

Five-Year ACS (2010-2014)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining
4.50%
5.3%
Construction
4.40%
4.3%
Manufacturing
10.70%
8.7%
Wholesale trade
3.90%
4.1%
Retail trade
11.70%
11.4%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities
3.60%
4.2%
Information
3.40%
2.3%
Finance and insurance, and real estate, and rental and leasing
9.70%
8.0%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services
13.0%
16.8%
Educational services, and health care and social assistance
26.10%
22.4%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services
5.5%
6.0%
Other services, except public administration
2.00%
4.0%
Public administration
1.50%
2.3%
* Does not include Hispanic
 Employment Breakdown by Occupation
One-Year ACS  (2015)

Five-Year ACS (2010-2014)
Management, business, science, and arts occupations
61.40%
57.8%
Service occupations
7.40%
8.9%
Sales and office occupations
23.80%
25.5%
Natural resources, construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations
3.20%
3.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
4.20%
4.70%