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.
When mailing in your check, please select the product you want from the catalog. Print the product detail page (this is the one that gives the Product Line, Media Type, etc.) and indicate the quantity you wish to purchase. You may also print off and complete a generic order form. Send this, along with your check payable to "Commerce-Census." Send your order to the following address:US Department of Commerce
Notice to customers sending checks directly to the Census Bureau in Suitland, Maryland:
Conversion of Checks: Any checks mailed directly to the Census Bureau in Suitland, MD will be handled in the following manner:
If you are presenting a check directly to the Census Bureau, your check will be converted into an electronic fund transfer. When you submit your signed check in the amount of your purchase to the Census Bureau, the Census Bureau will transmit your account and clearinghouse information to its bank using a secure electronic funds transfer process.
Insufficient Funds: Please note that transfers of funds occur directly from your bank to the Census Bureau's bank in real time through the electronic fund transfer (EFT) process. If the EFT process fails due to insufficient funds, we may attempt the EFT process up to three times. Therefore, you may incur associated costs from your bank.
Authorization: By presenting your check directly to the Census Bureau you authorize the conversion of your check into an electronic fund transfer. If the electronic fund transfer cannot be processed for technical reasons, you may authorize us to process the copy of your original check. If you have any questions regarding the electronic fund transfer process, please contact the Census Bureau's Customer Services Center at 1-800-923-8282 or 301-763-INFO (4636), Monday - Thursday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM ET; Friday, 8:30 AM -4:30 PM ET, excluding Holidays.
If your product is sold by another center within the Census Bureau, please contact that center for the easiest way to pay by check.
Please allow an additional 5 to 10 days for delivery of any Census Bureau product ordered by check.
Authorizations for credits or refunds for Census Bureau services (e.g., a Census Bureau training course).
Requests by participants to cancel registration in Census Bureau training courses will be honored in the following manner.
Registrants must contact the training facilitator and be given an RMA number to authorize the withdrawal and associated credit/refund. Any completed registration will be subject to a minimum 15-percent administrative processing fee. Refunds granted 30 or more days prior to the course will receive an 85-percent refund; requests 14-29 days before course will receive a 50-percent refund, and no refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 14 days before the course.
The Census Bureau reserves the right to cancel any course 30 days prior to the scheduled event if registrations do not meet the stated participant minimums.
Refunds/credits are issued by the Census Bureau's Finance Division.
Description is, typically, a narrative that describes or provides unique features about the product. Note that some products may be sold by other agencies such as the Government Printing Office (GPO) or the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The product description will, in such cases, identify the GPO or NTIS stock number. Higher level information about a family of products is available at the top of the page. Levels of geographic coverage often are included in the product description.
Product ID is a unique identification code associated with every Census Bureau data product.
Media Type includes media such as CD-ROM, DVD, Maps, and Publication.
Data Format includes such options as ASCII, Proprietary With Software, and other formats used to display data.
System Requirements includes such options as None, Windows 95, and Windows 98.
Software Provided includes information about any specialized software features that come with the product. Most products will show "None."
Reference Geography lists all or predominant levels of geography presented on the product.
Release Date gives the date for the current release for this product.
Shipped provides information on the number of days needed to ship this product once the Census Bureau's Customer Service Center has received the order. For other sellers, please contact that specific Seller.
Contact gives the phone number in the event you want to talk to a person who understands the product and the data within.
Seller gives the abbreviation for the Census Bureau office that sells this product. The abbreviations for Census Bureau sellers are:
CSC - Customer Services Center/Marketing Service Office
FTD - Foreign Trade Division
GEO - Geography Division
HHES - Housing and Household Economic Statistics
MCD - Manufacturing and Construction Division
POP - Population Division