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E-Gov Content Inventory

The U.S. Census Bureau developed this inventory of content as required by Section 207(f)(2) of the E-Government Act of 2002. This inventory is intended to be comprehensive.

This document was posted December 1, 2005 and will be updated as required by the E-Government Act of 2002.

For more information about the content inventory and the E-Gov Act, please visit these links:

Categories of Information Disseminated by the Census Bureau

  • Column 1 lists the categories of information the Census Bureau disseminates.
  • Column 2 indicates the priority the Census Bureau assigns to publication of each category.
    • Priority 1: required by law, regulation, Presidential directive, or other official directive or to ensure national security
    • Priority 2: mission-critical and essential for program operations, but not required by law, regulation, or Presidential directive (that is, information or services that are directly tied to an agency’s mission and/or strategic plan)
    • Priority 3: frequently requested information or services that would improve business processes and/or customer service to the public (for example, most commonly used forms, documents, applications, transactions, etc.).
    • Priority 4: other information
  • Column 3 indicates the publication schedule for the category
Category Priority Release Schedule
Advance Report on Durable Goods- Manufacturers’ Shipments and Orders (M3) 1 Monthly
Advanced Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services 1 Monthly
Construction Spending 1 Monthly
Economic Census data 1 Quinnquennially
Government Census Data 1 Quinnquennially
Manufacturers Shipments, Inventories and Orders (M3) 1 Monthly
Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales 1 Monthly
Monthly Wholesale Trade 1 Monthly
New Residential Construction 1 Monthly
New Residential Sales 1 Monthly
Quarterly Financial Report (Manufacturing, Mining, and Trade Corporations) 1 Quarterly
Quarterly Financial Report (Retail Trade Corportations) 1 Quarterly
Quarterly Services Survey 1 Quarterly
U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services 1 Monthly
American Community Survey 2 Annually
Annual Capital Expenditures Survey 2 Annually
Annual Retail Trade Survey 2 Annually
Annual Survey of Manufacturer’s 2 Annually
Annual Trade Survey 2 Annually
Building Permits Final Annual State & Local Estimates 2 Annually
Building Permits Revised Data with State & Local Estimates 2 Monthly
Consolidated Federal Funds Report 2 Annually
County Business Patterns 2 Annually
Current Industrial Reports 2 Annually
Current Industrial Reports 2 Monthly
Current Industrial Reports 2 Quarterly
Federal Aid to States 2 Annually
Federal Assistance Award Data 2 Quarterly
Finances of Public Employee Retirement Systems 2 Annually
Finances of Selected State and Local Government Employee Retirement Systems - Quarterly 2 Quarterly
Government Finance 2 Annually
Housing Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design 2 Quarterly
Housing Vacancies & Homeownership: QQQ Quarter YYYY 2 Quarterly
Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage: YYYY (P60) 2 Annual (August)
Information and Communication Technology Survey 2 Annually
New Housing Characteristics 2 Annually
Plant Capacity Survey 2 Annually
Price Indexes of New Homes Under Construction 2 Monthly
Price Index of New Homes Sold 2 Quarterly
Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue 2 Quarterly
Residential Alterations and Repairs 2 Quarterly
Residential Construction Length of Time 2 Annually
Retail E-Commerce Sales 2 Quarterly
Service Annual Survey 2 Annually
Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (state & county) 2 Annual (December)
Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (school district) 2 Annual (December)
State Government Tax Collections 2 Annually
Alternative Income Estimates in the U.S.: YYYY (P60) 3 Annual, but no firm date
Alternative Poverty Estimates in the U.S.: YYYY (P60) 3 Annual, but no firm date
Customer Satisfaction Surveys 3 As available
Market Absorption of Apartments - QQQ quarter YYYY absorptions (H130) 3 Quarterly
SOMA - Quarterly Report (H130) 3 Quarterly
One-time reports and publications based on demographic data, dealing with income, poverty, health insurance, etc. 4 As available, unless otherwise required by law

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Application Services Division | Last Revised: December 04, 2012