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.
Stock photos that illustrate official Census Bureau operations and activities.
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.
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All presentations and exercises are in PDF format.
||Introduction to the U.S. Census Bureau
||An Introduction to the U.S. Census Bureau|
|10:00-11:00 AM||Geography||US Census Bureau Geographic Entities and Concepts|
|11:00 AM-12:30 PM||American FactFinder||The American FactFinder–Access to Census Statistics | Exercises|
|1:30-2:30 PM||American Community Survey||American Community Survey Overview|
|2:40-3:15 PM||2010 Census||Decennial Census|
||Population Estimates and Projections
||Population Estimates and Projections for the United States | Exercises|
|10:00-11:00 AM||Governments Statistics||Statistics About Governments | Exercises|
|11:10-12:20 PM||OnTheMap||OnTheMap Basic Training | Exercises|
|1:30-3:15 PM||Economic Census and Economic Programs||The Economic Census & Economic Programs|
|Wednesday||9:00-10:00 AM||Current Population Survey (CPS) & Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
||Current Population Survey & Survey of Income and Program Participation | Exercises|
|10:10-11:30 AM||Using Census Data to Apply for a Grant-Scenario||Activity with Answer Key|
|12:30-3:30 PM||DataFerrett||TheDataWeb & DataFerrett|
Introduction to the U.S. Census Bureau: Learn about the range of tools and features on the www.census.gov Web site that provide quick and easy access to information about people, businesses, geographies and households.
American FactFinder: Listen to a quick overview of the American FactFinder Data Access Tool. Use the search and navigation features in the tool to access some of the Census Bureau's programs, datasets and topics.
American Community Survey: This webinar, for both first time as well as more experienced data users, provides an overview of the American Community Survey (ACS). Attendees will learn about basics of the the ACS, resources available on our Web site (census.gov/acs), and how to access our data products via American FactFinder.
2010 Census: Become familiar with the 2010 Census, its data products and the available tools and related information on the Internet. Attendees learn how to access related data using the 2010 Census Web site as well as get tips on how to use the data.
Population Estimates and Projections: This webinar delivers an overview of U.S. Census Bureau population and housing estimates and projections. We will survey what data are available, how they are produced, when they are available, and how they can be accessed on the Web.
Governments Statistics: Learn about the Census Bureau's definition of a government, the organization and different types of state and local governments, and some of the information that is collected and disseminated by the Census of Governments. Attendees will be encouraged to access related information in the Build-a-Table tool on www.census.gov.
OnTheMap: This webinar offers an overview of an online mapping and reporting application showing where workers are employed and where they live with companion reports on worker characteristics and optional filtering by age, earnings, or industry groups.
Economic Census and Economic Programs: This webinar, for both first time as well as more experienced data users, gives an overview of the Economic Census and other economic programs. Attendees learn how to access related data using the data dissemination tool(s) accessible via the Internet as well as tips in how to use the data.
Current Population Survey & Survey of Income and Program Participation: Listen to an overview of the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). Attendees will be encouraged to access related data using the Internet, and will learn about the strengths of these two household surveys.
Using Census Data to Apply for a Grant-Scenario: Practice accessing Decennial Census, American Community Survey and Economic Census and Economic Program information from American FactFinder in order to complete a grant scenario (culminating activity).
DataFerrett: Attend an introduction to DataFerrett–a tool and data librarian that searches and retrieves data across federal, state, and local surveys, executes customized variable recoding and creates complex tabulations and business graphics. Learn how to access Current Population Survey, Survey of Income and Program Participation, American Community Survey, American Housing Survey, Small Area Income Poverty Estimates, Population Estimates, Economic Census Area wide Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics and Centers for Disease Control data, and more.