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.
Official audio files from the Census Bureau, including "Profile America," a daily series of bite-sized statistics, placing current data in a historical context.
Infographics include information on the Census Bureau's history of data collection, our nation's veterans and the American Community Survey.
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.
Information about the U.S. Census Bureau.
Information about what we do at the U.S. Census Bureau.
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 U.S. 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.
Profile America is a daily, 60-second feature that uses interesting vignettes for that day to highlight information collected by the Census Bureau.
Find media toolkits, advisories, and all the latest Census news.
See what's coming up in releases and reports.
On June 4, 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will release “U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services: April 2014” and “U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services: Annual Revision for 2013.” With these releases, statistics on trade in goods on a Census basis will be revised beginning with 2011, and statistics on trade in goods on a balance of payments (BOP) basis and on trade in services will be revised beginning with 1999. The revised statistics on trade in goods on a Census basis will reflect corrections and adjustments to previously published not seasonally adjusted statistics, minor reclassifications of commodities to end-use categories, and recalculated seasonal and trading-day adjustments. The revised statistics on trade in goods on a BOP basis and on trade in services will reflect newly available and revised source data, changes in estimation methods, and changes in definitions and classifications. The revised statistics will also be included in “U.S. International Transactions: First Quarter 2014” and in the annual revision of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts (ITAs), both to be released by BEA on June 18, 2014.
With this year’s annual revision, BEA will also introduce a new presentation of the ITAs, including a new presentation of services, as part of a comprehensive restructuring of BEA’s international economic accounts. This change in presentation, combined with the changes in definitions and classifications, will bring the statistics into closer alignment with international guidelines. Additional information on BEA’s comprehensive restructuring of the international accounts was presented in the March 2014 Survey of Current Business, and preview table templates for the restructured presentation of the ITAs are available at www.bea.gov/iTable/iTable.cfm?ReqID=62&step=1#reqid=62&step=1&isuri=1. Changes that will impact the “U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services” release are discussed below.
Net exports of goods under merchanting, which are currently included in trade in services under other private services, will be reclassified to goods through a new BOP adjustment. These net exports reflect the net value of goods that are purchased and subsequently sold abroad without entering the United States. Because these goods don’t cross the U.S. customs frontier, their value is not recorded in the data for goods on a Census basis. BOP adjustments—adjustments that BEA applies to goods on a Census basis to convert them to a BOP basis—are combined and presented as net adjustments in this release.
The services categories shown in Exhibits 3 and 4 will change, and the number of categories will increase from seven to nine. The new categories will be: maintenance and repair services n.i.e. (not included elsewhere); transport; travel (for all purposes including education); insurance services; financial services; charges for the use of intellectual property n.i.e.; telecommunications, computer, and information services; other business services; and government goods and services n.i.e.
The current category other transportation will be renamed transport and will include passenger fares, which will no longer be shown as a separate category. Royalties and license fees will be renamed charges for the use of intellectual property n.i.e. Transfers under U.S. military agency sales contracts (for exports), direct defense expenditures (for imports), and U.S. government miscellaneous services (for exports and imports) will become part of government goods and services n.i.e. The definition of travel will be broadened to include health-related and education-related travel and the expenditures on goods and services by border, seasonal, and other short-term workers, all of which are currently included in other private services. To distinguish it from the current measure, the new measure will be called travel (for all purposes including education). Maintenance and repair services n.i.e., financial services, and insurance services, all of which are currently included in other private services, will be shown as separate categories. Other business services will consist of the remaining components of other private services.
Examples of the new presentation for Exhibits 3 and 4 are available at www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/trade/2014/xls/trad0114_prototype.xls. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact BEA’s Balance of Payments Division at InternationalAccounts@bea.gov.
Deficit: $39.0 Billion
Exports: $196.4 Billion
Imports: $235.4 Billion
Next release: February 5, 2015
Complete Release Schedule
Collection of videos to enhance export training.
Feb 24-25, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 26-27, 2015
Long Beach, CA