KCAG serves as the Census coordinating agency for the Kings County region and provides assistance to local agencies and residents when searching for data. The most commonly requested census-related questions can be answered using information from the California Department of Finance, the decennial Census, or the American Community Survey.
California Department of Finance
The California Department of Finance (DOF) provides yearly population estimates by counties and cities. These estimates reflect events such as births, deaths, and county-to-county migration. Please refer to the Kings County General Plan for unincorporated community population estimates, as DOF does not provide this level of detail.
Click here to search for DOF data
Kings County General Plan Estimates for Unincorporated Communities
2010 CensusEvery 10 years the U.S. Census counts every person living in the United States. Census 2010 information will continue to be made available through 2013. The American Community Survey has replaced the “long form” and every household in the 2010 Census received the short form with only 10 questions. Census data is available through the interactive tool, the “New American FactFinder”.
Search for 2010 Census data
Tips for using American FactFinder
American Community SurveyThe American Community Survey (ACS) has replaced the Census long form and provides important demographic data on communities in intervals of either 1, 3, or 5 years. ACS 5-year data provides the great statistical reliability while the 1-year data provides the most current information. ACS demographic data updates correlate with the size of a community and are outlined below for Kings County jurisdictions. Demographic data is currently available through the year 2010 and ACS data for the year 2011 will be made available by December of 2012.