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.
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Census Bureau Regional director ____________________ (name) today called census confidentiality "a bedrock guarantee" that all U.S. residents can rely on, and that this guarantee is essential to the success and integrity of Census 2000 in __________________ (city) and throughout the country.
"I want to reaffirm the Census Bureau's long-standing position to protect, without exception, the confidentiality of each person's census answers under the provisions of Title 13 of the U.S. Code," said ____________________ (name), regional director, ________________ (place). "Strict confidentiality is a matter of public trust that is taken very seriously by the Census Bureau and all its employees and contractors."
Only sworn census employees can see an individual's census answers, and the Census Bureau may not share these with the IRS, the FBI, welfare agencies, the INS or any other government agency, or with mailing list vendors or marketers.
All census workers, including those hired in __________________ (city), must pass security and employment reference checks. Census employees also may not work as tax collectors, assessors or law enforcement officials, and they know that if they divulge any personal census information they face a $5,000 fine and five years in prison.
"Protecting the privacy of people who answer the census is an important part of every census-taker's training," said ____________________ (name), ________________ (region) RCC director. "The entire census operation involves hiring about 500,000 employees nationwide, and ______ (number) will be hired in the __________________ (city) region."
The Census Bureau uses more than one security measure to protect respondents' answers. These include electronic barriers or "firewalls," encryption devices and dedicated, point-to-point telephone lines. Individual answers are summarized statistically, and individual questionnaires may not be released for 72 years.
Editor's Note: News releases issued by the Census Bureau on Census 2000, as well as other activities, can be found on our Internet homepage at <http://www.census.gov>. Click on the News button to view news releases, by date and by subject, or for Census 2000 information.
"Taking part in the census is in everyone's best interest," said _________________ (local official). "People who answer the census help their communities obtain federal funding and valuable information for planning hospitals, roads and more."
For additional information about Census 2000, call the __________________ (city) regional census center at ________________ (phone), or visit the Census Bureau's Internet site at <http://www.census.gov>.
The Census Bureau guarantees that the answers given on census forms are kept strictly confidential. Information collected in Census 2000 will provide local area data needed for communities to receive federal program funds and for private sector and community planning.