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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 2014 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  (2014)  Five-Year ACS
(2010-2014) 
Total Population
86,775
  82,420


 Demographics One-Year ACS  (2014)  Five-Year ACS
(2010-2014) 
Median Age
40.6
  41.2
Senior Citizens (population 65 and over)
 13.6%
11.7%
Juveniles (population under 18)
23.7%
23.4%
Foreign Born Persons
35.7%
34.0%
Language Other Than English Spoken at Home (population 5 years and over)
46.9% 44.1.%
Race -- White alone*
44.4%
43.0%
Race -- African American alone*
 4.2%
6.9%
Race -- Asian alone*
 41.6%
36.5%
Race -- Hispanic or Latino (of any race)  7.5%  11.1%


 Housing One-Year ACS  (2014)  Five-Year ACS
(2010-2014) 
Total Housing Units
29,848
28,329 
Owner Occupied Units
86.8%
82.1%
Renter Occupied Units
13.2%
17.9%
Single-Family, Detached Housing Units
26,278 
24,715 
Single-Family, Attached Housing Units
672 
857 
Multi-Family Units (2 or more units)
2,898  2,768 
Total Households
28,213 
 26,635 
Family Households (with own children under 18)
10,215 
 10,039 
Persons Per Household
3.04
 3.06
Occupancy Rate
94.5%
 93.8%
Median Home Value
$281,300  $263,700


 Income One-Year ACS  (2014)  Five-Year ACS
(2010-2014) 
Median Household Income
$115,069 
$105,400
% Below Poverty Rate 9.9%
5.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work (min) 31
29


 School Enrollment (Population 3 and over)  One-Year ACS  (2014)  Five-Year ACS
(2010-2014) 
Nursery/Preschool  7.7%
5.9% 
Kindergarten  5.7%
5.8% 
Elementary/Middle school (grades 1-8)  34.8%
36.5% 
High school (grades 9-12) 
24.3%
23.4% 
College or Graduate school  27.4%
28.4% 


 Education Attainment (Population 25 Years & Over) One-Year ACS  (2014)  Five-Year ACS
(2010-2014) 
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
11.2%
12.4%
Associate's degree
5.5% 5.8%
Bachelor's degree
 34.0%  32.1%
Graduate or professional degree  25.5%  22.0%


 Employment Breakdown by Industry
(Population 16 and Over) 
One-Year ACS  (2014)  Five-Year ACS
(2010-2014) 
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining  5.4%
5.3% 
Construction  4.7%
4.3% 
Manufacturing  6.5%
8.7% 
Wholesale trade  6.0%
4.1% 
Retail trade  8.9%
11.4% 
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities  3.8%
4.2% 
Information  2.0%
2.3% 
Finance and insurance, and real estate, and rental and leasing  8.9%
8.0% 
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services  18.5% 
16.8% 
Educational services, and health care and social assistance
23.7%
22.4% 
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services
6.0% 
6.0% 
Other services, except public administration
3.3%
4.0% 
Public administration  2.4%
2.3% 


 Employment Breakdown by Occupation
(Population 16 and Over) 
One-Year ACS  (2014)  Five-Year ACS
(2010-2014) 
Management, business, science, and arts occupations
60.3%
57.8% 
Service occupations  6.6%
8.9% 
Sales and office occupations  26.0%
25.5% 
Natural resources, construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations  2.7%
3.1% 
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations  4.5%
4.7% 

* Does not include Hispanic
** Data not yet updated for current year

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