The U.S. Census Bureau is not the primary source for data on deaths.
The primary source is the NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS (NCHS) . NCHS can provide information on number of deaths, infant mortality and more.
Contact NCHS: 1-800-232-4636 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Census Bureau uses death data from NCHS and from state departments of vital statistics in our population estimates and projections programs. The deaths presented in these products have been modified by our estimates and projections procedures and therefore will differ from the annual deaths released in NCHS products.