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.
Prior to the Census Bureau's move to the Suitland Federal Complex in 1942, it was headquartered in a number of buildings. The list below traces the agency's moves since 1790.
In 1790, the capital of the United States was New York City, NY. A modest headquarters to conduct the first census was located on Broadway.
The U.S. government moved to Washington in 1800 from Philadelphia, PA. The Census Bureau headquarters moved from Philadelphia to Washington, occupying offices in the State Department Building, located on 15th Street, NW. The address is now occupied by the north wing of the Treasury Building.
According to the Washington, DC, city directory, the headquarters for the 1850 census occupied space on the west side of 8th Street, NW, between E and F Streets.
The Census Bureau's headquarters was located on 7th and F Streets, NW, in the Patent Office. This Greek Revival building now houses the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and the National Collection of Fine Arts.
For the 1870 census, Superintendent of the Census, Joseph C.G. Kennedy's office was located in Room 38 of the Patent Office. In 1876, Census Bureau headquarters is listed as being located in room 20 of "Wright's Building" at the corner of G and 8th Streets, NW. By 1878, headquarters is recorded as having moved again to the Patent Office Building (room 174).
Census staff, supervised by Superintendent Francis Amasa Walker, were located at the National Republican Office, on the southwest corner of 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. In 1883, headquarters moved to 509 7th Street (known as the Second National Bank building). In 1885, it moved to 1214 F Street, NW.
Headquarters and staff for the 1890 census were located in several buildings. They were first located on 3rd and G Streets, NW, and by 1895, at a building designed by architect J.L. Smithmeyer and later known as the Inter-Ocean Building.
By the 1900 census, offices had moved from the Globe Building to the Emery Building on 1st and B Streets, NW. During the 1900 census operations, an annex was located at the Smith Building on 1st Street, between B and C Streets, NW.
Census Bureau offices moved to the Departments of Commerce and Labor Building on 19th Steet and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Additional staff were housed in "Temporary D Building." This temporary building constructed to house war offices during World War I was located "on the Mall," on 4 1/2 Street and Missouri Avenue, NW.
Census Bureau staff remain at "Temporary D Building."
The Census Bureau is recorded as occupying Temporary D Building; however, the address is listed as 6th Street and Missouri Avenue, NW.
Census Bureau headquarters was located in the Commerce Department building on 14th Street and Constitution Avenue (now the Herbert C. Hoover Building). Also, additional staff were housed at the Census Annex on 1724 F Street, NW (1935–1936); Census Annex on 1st and M Streets, NE (1940); the Census Building on 2nd and D Streets, SW (1941–1942); and the City Club building on 1330 G Street, NW (1942).
Anticipating that this will be its permanent home, the Census Bureau moves to a new headquarters located on Virginia Avenue and D Street, SW.
In 1942, the Census Bureau moved to Federal Office Building #3, in Suitland, MD. Offices expanded to Federal Office Building #4 upon its completion in 1948. In the 1990s offices also moved into Federal Office Building #2 (vacated by the Office of Naval Intelligence), located on the Suitland Federal Complex. Additional Census Bureau offices were located in satellite facilities in Suitland and Upper Marlboro, MD.
The Census Bureau's new building officially opened on August 7, 2006, when employees of the Geography Division moved in to their offices. The building is a state-of-the-art workplace that won the General Services Adminstration's Design Excellence Award and has achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver rating.