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.
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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.
Below is a list of frequently used acronyms. If you see an acronym on our site that is not on the list, please let us know.
ACRONYM DESCRIPTION ACO Administrative Contracting Officer ACQ Acquisition ACSD Administrative and Customer Services Division AFDB Award Fee Determination Board AFDP Award Fee Determination Plan AI Action Item AIA Automate Image Assessment APPS Acquisition Policy, Planning, and Services Branch ARNET Acquisition Reform Network ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange ASI Associated Solutions Inc. (Subcontractor) BAA Broad Agency Announcement BAFO Best and Final Offer BAR Weekly Status Meeting Before a Business Area Review BOC Bureau of the Census BOE Basis of Estimate BPA Blanket Purchase Agreement BUD Budget Division C/SSR Cost/Schedule Status Reports C2PO Census 2000 Publicity Office CAM Commerce Acquisition Manual CAPI Computer-Assisted Personal Interview CAO Congressional Affairs Office CAR Commerce Acquisition Regulations CASR Common Accounting Support Reports CASRO Computer Assisted Survey Research Office CATI Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview CBD Commerce Business Daily CCB Change Control Board CCITT The International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee CDRL Contract Data Requirements List CECON Chief Economist CET Cost Evaluation Team CFR Code of Federal Regulations CFR Code of Federal Regulation CLIN Contract Line Item Number CLO Customer Liaison Office CM Configuration Management CMM Capability Maturity Model CMP Configuration Management Plan CO Contracting Officer COMMITS Commerce Information Technology Solutions COTR Contracting Officer's Technical Representative COTR Contracting Officer's Technical Representative COTS Commercial-Off-The-Shelf CPAF Cost-Plus-Award-Fee CPI Cost Performance Index CPMIC Cost Performance Management Information Center CR Change Request CSD Company Statistics Division CSER Contractor's Self-Evaluation Report CSO Client Support Office CSSR Cost Schedule Status Report CSTARS Commerce Standard Acquisition and Reporting System CSvD Computer Services Division DAL Data Access List DCA Document Coordination and Approval DCAR Data Capture Audit and Resolution DCC Data Capture Center DCS 2000 Data Capture System 2000 DCSC Data Capture Services Contract DMD Decennial Management Division DP Defect Prevention DPA Delegated Procurement Authority dpi Dots Per Inch DSCMO Decennial Systems and Contracts Management Office DSD Demographic Surveys Division EAC Estimate at Completion ECP Engineering Change Proposal EDS Electronic Data Systems (Subcontractor) EEO Equal Employment Opportunity Office EI Executive Instructions EPCD Economic Planning and Coordination Division ESMPD Economic Statistical Methods and Programming Division FACNET Federal Acquisition Computer Network FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation FASD Financial and Administrative Systems Division FCA Functional Configuration Audit FDO Fee Determining Official FedBizOpps Federal Business Opportunities FIN Finance Division FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards FLD Field Division FOIA Freedom of Information Act FSSP Federal Supply Schedules Program FTD Foreign Trade Division FR Field Representative GEO Geography Division GFE Government Furnished Equipment GFP Government Furnished Property GOVS Governments Division GPO Government Printing Office GQ Group Quarters GQA Gaithersburg Quality Assurance HCA Head of Contracting Activity HHES Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division HRD Human Resources Division HU Housing Unit I&A Implementation and Assessment IC Intergroup Coordination ICM Integrated Coverage Measurement ICR Individual Census Report ICR Intelligent Character Recognition ID Identification Data IDC Indefinite Delivery Contract IER Individual Event Report IFB Invitation for Bid IM Integrated Software Management IMG/RECO Imaging and Recognition Subsystem IP Internet Protocol ISD Integrated System Development ISSRO Information Systems Support and Review Office IT Information Technology ITBP Information Technology Business Plan ITPP Information Technology Purchase Plan ITD Inception to Date ITU International Telecommunication Union KFI Key From Image KPA Key Practice Area KSLOC Thousand Software Lines of Code KSPH Keystrokes per Hour LAN Local Area Network LCO Local Census Office LMFS Lockheed Martin Federal Systems LMFS,G or LMFS-G Lockheed Martin Federal Systems, Gaitherburg LOE Level of Effort lpi Lines per Inch MCD Manufacturing and Construction Division MDSS Management Decision Support System MDSS Management Data Support System MDT Maintenance Downtime MMS Master Milestone Schedule MSO Map Scanning Operation MSO Map Scanning Operation MTBF Mean Time Between Failure NAICS North American Industry Classification System NARA National Archives and Records Administration NCT National Content Test NDI Non-Developmental Item NPC National Processing Center NRFU Non-Response-Follow-Up NTE Not to Exceed OAR Optical Answer Recognition OCD Operational Capability Demonstration OCR Optical Character Recognition OFPP Office of Federal Procurement Policy OGC Office of General Counsel OMR Optical Mark Recognition OPPM Outside the Principal Period of Maintenance OSDBU Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization PAL Process Asset Library PC Process Change Management PCA Physical Configuration Audit PCCB Project Change Control Board PCMS Program Control Management System PCO Principal Contracting Officer PE Software Product Engineering PF Organization Process focus PIO Public Information Office PMP Performance Measurement Plan PMP Program Management Plan PMR Program Management Review PMR Program Monthly Review POL Policy Office POP Population Division PP Software Project Planning PPM Principle Period of Maintenance PPT Past Performance Evaluation Team PR Peer Reviews PR Number Purchase Request Number PRED Planning, Research, and Evaluation Division PT Software Project Tracking and Oversight PTM Principal Technical Monitor PTR Program Trouble Report QA Software Quality Assurance QAS Quality Assurance Specialist QCP Quality Control Plan QM Software Quality Management QP Quantitative Process Management RAC Requests for Accounting Corrections RDD Required Delivery Date RFP Request for Proposal RFP Request for Proposal RFQ Request for Quotation RIT RIT Research Corporation (Subcontractor) RM Remedial Maintenance RM Requirements Management RVT Requirements Validation Test SA Simplified Acquisition SAT System Acceptance Test SAW System Architecture Workshop SBA Small Business Administration SEB Source Evaluation Board SEC Security Office SID Solid Ink Density SLOC Software Lines of Code SM Software Subcontract Management SMOBE/WOB Small Minority-Owned business Enterprises/Women-Owned Business SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol SOW Statement of Work SOW Statement of Work SPI Schedule Performance Index SR2TD Standard Reproducible Respondent Test Deck SRD Statistical Research Division SSD Systems Support Division SSO Source Selection Official SSSD Service Sector Statistics Division TCO Telecommunications Office TCPI To Complete Performance Index TET Technical Evaluation Team TM Technical Monitor TM Task Manager TMO Technologies Management Office TMP Technical Management Plan TMR Technical Monitor Report TP Training Program TSI Technology Systems Inc. (Subcontractor) TSS Telecommunications Standards Sector UAA Undeliverable As Addressed USPS U.S. Postal Service VAC Variance at Completion VCRM Verification Compliance Requirements Matrix WBS Work Breakdown Structure WMS Workflow Management System
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Last Revised: November 02, 2011