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The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the American Community Survey (ACS), an ongoing survey that provides data every year - giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.
To help communities, state governments, and federal programs, the American Community Survey asks about:

  • age
  • gender
  • race
  • ancestry
  • nativity
  • family and relationships
  • language
  • income and benefits
  • occupations
  • health insurance
  • education
  • veteran status
  • disabilities
  • internet access
  • where you work and how you get there
  • where you live and how much you pay for some essentials

All this detail is combined into statistics that are used to help decide everything from school lunch programs to new hospitals.
The U.S. Census Bureau provides a large number of tools to find and view current ACS data at the state, county, and census tract level, through

The NH State Data Center has created the following resources for cities and towns, displaying data collected by the American Community Survey updated for the period 2016-2020. All documents have been saved in Comma Separated Values Comma Separate Values  format. Files are saved in this open source format so they are accessible to the greatest number of users. Since the files are in this format, the column headings appear truncated so you will need to expand the column headings horizontally and vertically to see the entire text. Please contact Office of Planning and Development if you have any questions about opening these files.

Age by Race

Place of Ancestry

Nativity and Citizenship Status

Geographic Mobility

Transportation to Work (by residence geography)

Transportation to Work (by workplace geography)

Types of Households

School Enrollment and Educational Attainment

Language Spoken at Home

Poverty Status

Disability Status

Household and Family Income

Gender by Work Experience


Food Stamps/SNAP

Employment Status

Occupations and Earnings

Housing Units

Group Quarters

Health Insurance

Computer Availability

Citizen, Voting-Age Population

Quality Measures