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About CIC

Started in 1988, the Census Information Center (CIC) Program is a cooperative venture between the U.S. Census Bureau and national level, community-based organizations and colleges and universities to serve as auxiliary data distribution centers reaching underserved populations.

The mission of the CIC program is to provide efficient access to Census Bureau data products through a wide data dissemination network of organizations. Those organizations effectively process and disseminate Census Bureau data to underserved population groups in easily understandable formats.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office | Last Revised: October 11, 2012