Introducing a new way to navigate by topics. Access the latest news, data, publications and more around topics of interest.
Our population statistics cover age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, migration, ancestry, language use, veterans, as well as population estimates and projections.
This section provides information on a range of educational topics, from educational attainment and school enrollment to school districts, costs and financing.
We measure the state of the nations workforce, including employment and unemployment levels, weeks and hours worked, occupations, and commuting.
Our statistics highlight trends in household and family composition, describe characteristics of the residents of housing units, and show how they are related.
Health statistics on insurance coverage, disability, fertility and other health issues are increasingly important in measuring the nation's overall well-being.
We measure the housing and construction industry, track homeownership rates, and produce statistics on the physical and financial characteristics of our homes.
The U.S. Census Bureau is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and regulations governing the reporting of exports from the U.S.
The U.S. Census Bureau provides data for the Federal, state and local governments as well as voting, redistricting, apportionment and congressional affairs.
Search an alphabetical index of keywords and phrases to access Census Bureau statistics, publications, products, services, data, and data tools.
Geography provides the framework for Census Bureau survey design, sample selection, data collection, tabulation, and dissemination.
Geography is central to the work of the Bureau, providing the framework for survey design, sample selection, data collection, tabulation, and dissemination.
Find resources on how to use geographic data and products with statistical data, educational blog postings, and presentations.
The Geographic Support System Initiative will integrate improved address coverage, spatial feature updates, and enhanced quality assessment and measurement.
Work with interactive mapping tools from across the Census Bureau.
Find geographic data and products such as Shapefiles, KMLs, TIGERweb, boundary files, geographic relationship files, and reference and thematic maps.
Metropolitan and micropolitan areas are geographic entities used by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics.
Find information about specific partnership programs and learn more about our partnerships with other organizations.
Definitions of geographic terms, why geographic areas are defined, and how the Census Bureau defines geographic areas.
We conduct research on geographic topics such as how to define geographic areas and how geography changes over time.
Visit our library of Census Bureau multimedia files. Collection formats include audio, video, mobile apps, images, and publications.
Collection of audio features and sound bites.
The Census Bureau packages data and information into easy-to-understand visuals.
Browse Census Bureau images.
Read briefs and reports from Census Bureau experts.
Watch Census Bureau vignettes, testimonials, and video files.
Read research analyses from Census Bureau experts.
Access data through products and tools including data visualizations, mobile apps, interactive web apps and other software.
Developer portal to access services and documentation for the Census Bureau's APIs.
Explore Census Bureau data on your mobile device with interactive tools.
Find a multitude of DVDs, CDs and publications in print by topic.
These external sites provide more data.
Download extraction tools to help you get the in-depth data you need.
Learn more about our data from this collection of e-tutorials, presentations, webinars and other training materials. Sign up for training sessions.
Explore Census data with interactive visualizations covering a broad range of topics.
Learn how we serve the public as the most reliable source of data about the nation's people and economy.
How we provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality, and cost for the data we collect.
Our researchers explore innovative ways to conduct surveys, increase respondent participation, reduce costs, and improve accuracy.
Our surveys provide periodic and comprehensive statistics about the nation, critical for government programs, policies, and decisionmaking.
Learn about other opportunities to collaborate with us.
Explore the rich historical background of an organization with roots almost as old as the nation.
Explore prospective positions available at the Census Bureau.
Information about the current field vacancies available at the U.S. Census Bureau Regional Offices.
Discover the latest in Census Bureau data releases, reports, and events.
The Census Bureau's Director writes on how we measure America's people, places and economy.
Find interesting and quirky statistics regarding national celebrations and major events.
Listen to audio files on fun facts, historical figures, and celebrations of the month.
Find media toolkits, advisories, and all the latest Census news.
See what's coming up in releases and reports.
You can use American Community Survey (ACS) data in different ways and for different reasons. Each one of our downloadable PDF Compass handbooks helps a particular group with specific how-to instructions and/or case studies.
For an introduction to ACS data, we recommend the compass handbook for General Data Users.
What General Data Users Need to Know
Here are the basics of the American Community Survey, with the opportunities and challenges of using data. Learn to access and use ACS data on the Census Bureau's website. Plus concrete examples of how ACS data can answer real-world questions about our society.
PUMS files are an extraordinary resource for researchers. Learn how to access PUMS files, create PUMS tables using general statistical software, create tables using DataFerrett, and measure statistical accuracy, margin of error, and confidence intervals.
What Congress Needs to Know
Interpreting American Community Survey data helps you respond to constituent inquiries, draft speeches and press statements, conduct legislative research, understand funding formulas, and compare ACS data with other federal statistics.
What the Media Need to Know
Writers and editors search American Community Survey data for statistics and trends. Here's how, with step-by-step examples of how journalists have used the ACS to uncover and enhance hard news and feature stories.
What the Business Community Needs to Know
Income and housing statistics by geographical areas can help you gauge the sales potential of products and services. Find out what data products are available and how to access them with step-by-step instructions and examples.
What Federal Agencies Need to Know
Federal agency analysts, program administrators, and policy makers use American Community Survey data. This handbook describes the essential features of ACS in detail, with important statistical and practical considerations.
American Community Survey data can help state and local governments establish priorities, assess needs, develop plans, and implement policies. Several real-life case studies demonstrate how best to use and interpret 1-year and multiyear data.
What High School Teachers Need to Know
Help students grasp statistical ideas and procedures with American Community Survey data that cover their own states and communities. Specific examples illustrate how to incorporate ACS data into lesson plans and activities for social studies, geography, and mathematics.
An overview of American Community Survey data produced about American Indian and Alaska Native populations in many geographic areas. Here are the rules on terminology, choice of estimates, and how to measure change. Also describes special survey methods for remote locations.
What Researchers Need to Know
Using continuous measurement approaches and a rolling sample, the American Community Survey is an extraordinary source for detailed demographic, social, economic and housing data. Informative case studies are supplemented by practice exercises in accessing and analyzing ACS data.
See how to find and use American Community Survey data through a single case study about a small rural community updating its social and economic profile as part of a land use planning exercise. Technical and statistical issues are covered in appendices.
Here are the basics of the Puerto Rico Community Survey (PRCS) with the opportunities and challenges of using PRCS data. Learn to access and use PRCS data on the Census Bureau's website. Includes specific examples using local data.
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