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Census PoP Quiz

How well do you know the states? Do you know the percentage of the population that walk or drive to work in New York? What percentage of people make between $50,000 and $75,000 in St. Petersburg, FL? How many women have doctoral degrees in Sacramento, CA?

Test your knowledge with Census PoP Quiz, a new population challenge about the 50 states and the District of Columbia from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Screenshots of the Census PoP Quiz application

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Features:

  • A fun, engaging experience.
  • Challenges that test your knowledge of population, housing, commuting, and more for all 50 states and the nation's capital.
  • Social media connections - with each challenge you complete correctly, share your badge on social media.
  • Statistics powered by the American Community Survey, which provides information on more than 40 topics for every neighborhood in the nation.
  • Complete all the states to unlock the U.S. challenge.

The Census PoP Quiz app is just one example of how the Census Bureau is following the Digital Government Strategy by making its statistics more available anywhere, anytime and in any place. The Census Bureau does not collect or retain any information using this application. All information is stored only on your phone.

Source data tables

Full tables are available in the American FactFinder online tool and can also be accessed through the Census API.

The Census PoP Quiz app uses the following tables from the American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates:

B01001, B01002, B01003, B02001, B04001, B04004, B04006, B05002, B05012, B06001, B06010, B07003, B08006,
B08011, B08014,B08015, B08119, B08126, B08201, B08301, B08303, B08532,
B10001, B11003, B11016, B12001, B12002, B16001, B16010, B19001, B19013, B19037, B20004, B21001, B21002
B21003, B23004, B23006, B23008, B24011, B24080, B25001, B25003, B25008, B25010, B25017, B25024,
C24030, C24010

Terms of Service

"Census PoP Quiz" is a mobile application provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau (Census) that provides the public access to key statistics about the United States through a smart phone device. Information presented on Census PoP Quiz is public information and may be freely distributed or copied. Census does not require individuals to register or provide any personally identifiable information (PII) to Census as a condition of downloading or using Census PoP Quiz. Census will not have access to any information regarding individuals or individuals' devices using the Census PoP Quiz application.

The Terms of Service for use of the above application are as follows:

  1. Census PoP Quiz is provided to You, as the user, and those who may take by, through or under You, "as is," without any warranty (whether express or implied) or representation whatsoever, including but not limited to any warranty of merchantability. Census PoP Quiz is taken hereunder without any right to support or to any improvements, extensions, or modifications, except as may be agreed to separately, in writing, by Census.

  2. You hereby and forever waive, release and discharge the United States/Department of Commerce and all its instrumentalities, including Census (together, "Commerce"), from any and all liabilities and obligations in connection with the use, application, sale or conveyance of Census PoP Quiz. You agree that this term should be given the broadest interpretation possible in favor of the release of Commerce under applicable law.

  3. You will not use the logos, emblems, or trademarks of Commerce on any product or service that is directly or indirectly related to these terms without the prior written approval of Commerce. You will not in any way imply that Commerce endorses your use of Census PoP Quiz.

  4. You agree to make a good faith effort to use Census PoP Quiz in a way that does not cause damage, harm, or embarrassment to Commerce. Commerce expressly reserves all rights and remedies.

  5. The construction, validity, performance, and effect of these terms for all purposes will be governed by Federal law of the United States. Any disputes related to use of Census PoP Quiz must be brought in an appropriate Federal court.

  6. You shall indemnify and hold harmless Commerce from all claims, liabilities, demands, damages, expenses, and losses arising from or in connection with your use, sale or conveyance of the Census PoP Quiz application, including those who take by, through or under You whether or not You were directly involved. This provision will survive termination of these terms and will include any and all claims or liabilities arising under intellectual property rights, such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. If You are an Executive Agency of the United States, this clause is not applicable.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Center for New Media and Promotions | | Last Revised: August 15, 2014