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.
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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.
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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.
Explore Census programs targeted for particular needs.
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.
An important function of the Federal government's Executive Branch is collecting information to administer programs authorized by the U.S. Congress. For the U.S. Census Bureau, this means collecting high quality information, or data, to meet the nation's statistical needs as identified by Congress through its budgetary and policy decisions. Data collection and associated activities that turn raw data into meaningful statistical information are undertaken most efficiently through the use of information technology or, simply, telecommunication and computer hardware and software. The Census Bureau honors the privacy of America's people and businesses by asking only what is needed to fulfill our mission and protects the confidentiality of the information collected through state-of-the-art technology.
Title 13 U.S.C., a Federal law, provides strong confidentiality protections for all individual information collected by the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau constantly pursues new procedures, technologies and methodologies to safeguard individual data. Census Bureau employees are explicitly prohibited by Title 13 from revealing confidential Census Bureau information for any purpose. Violating this law is a Federal crime with serious penalties, including a prison sentence of up to five years and a $250,000 fine.
The Census Bureau has created a gold standard of federal privacy and confidentiality programs grounded in federal statute and professional ethical codes. Additionally, we continue to employ the latest technology and techniques to bolster this protection. The Census Bureau is committed to ensuring that public trust is priority number one in our every activity as the leading source of quality statistics describing America's people and our economy. In addition, the Census Bureau scrutinizes all the data that we collect so that we only collect data that are necessary.
The E-Government Act of 2002 requires federal agencies to conduct PIAs when developing or significantly modifying information technology (IT) systems or information collections. Consistent with the objectives of the E-Government Act and to ensure the continued trust of our constituency, the Census Bureau publicly releases the PIAs it prepares.
The Census Bureau PIAs are labeled as "Data Stewardship/Privacy Impact Assessments" (DS/PIAs). At the Census Bureau, privacy, confidentiality, disclosure avoidance and security are key components of data stewardship. The Census Bureau's DS/PIAs bolster our data stewardship program, as well as recently adopted Privacy Principles and a host of supporting policies. These principles and policies help us carry out our mission to collect high quality data and meet our legal requirements to ensure that individually identified data are kept confidential and are not used to affect the rights, privileges, or benefits of the individuals or businesses whose data contribute to products. These protections apply whether information is obtained directly from an individual or a business, or from an administrative source.
The DS/PIAs offer the Census Bureau an opportunity to affirm that it is using its legal and policy protections to ensure that, in fact, data are being collected and used in a manner that emphasizes our commitment to honoring privacy and protecting confidentiality while ensuring useful statistical data products for the nation. The Census Bureau embraces this opportunity to examine each of its major programs.