Is the American Community Survey real: Your Stories

Local News

If you’ve received an “American Community Survey” in the mail from the U.S. Census, it is a legitimate survey used by the government to help distribute billions of dollars in federal and state funds. 

A NewsChannel 9 viewer emailed the “Your Stories” team asking about the validity of the survey recently. 

“[The survey] helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities,” according to information about the survey on Census.gov. “It is the premier source for detailed population and housing information about our nation.” 

People can respond to the survey either on the phone, in-person, online, or by mail. 

If you have a question for the Your Stories team, give us a call at 315-446-9900 or email us at YourStories@LocalSYR.com.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Live Doppler 9 Map Center

CNY View

CNY View

CNY View

Oswego Area

Oswego Area

Syracuse Area

Syracuse Area