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.
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The Census Bureau packages data and information into easy-to-understand visuals.
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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.
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These external sites provide more data.
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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.
Example - Functional Based Statement of Work (SOW)
procedures || steps
|| Acquisition Home || Who We Are || Opportunities || Marketing to BOC || Toolkits || Helpful Links || General Info || Feedback ||
Provide the mission statement of the U.S. Census Bureau or other applicable agency.
Describe the services provided by branch, division, etc., and the reasons why the services are being requested. An example follows:
As part of its efforts to improve the quality of provided services, the (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.) is conducting a comprehensive program of evaluations designed to measure how well its programs, operations, and procedures performed. Because of the large volume of information received, processed, and disseminated, it is critical that the (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.) has an effective management structure. One of these evaluations will focus on the management structure, its systems and processes. The purpose of this statement of work is to conduct an evaluation of the (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.)ís management structure.
The Contractor shall evaluate the management structure, and provide the following services:
Prepare Project Plan: The Contractor shall prepare a revised project plan with a detailed schedule for conducting the evaluation. The plan shall include: questions, methodology, and resource allocation. The Contractor and the (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.) team will discuss/review the plan for completeness and accuracy of the information presented and that the methodology is sound and appropriate and that the project plan is designed to answer its intended category of questions. Within 2 weeks after presentation, the (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc) will provide comments to the Contractor. Contractor shall incorporate (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.)ís comments and deliver a final project plan.
Conduct Research: The Contractor shall review relevant documentation as well as internal census reports and studies that are relevant to the management of the (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.). The Contractor shall interview a variety of (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.) staff designated by the project manager using the survey instrument tailored for specific groups. Results from these interviews shall be analyzed and incorporated into the draft report by the Contractor.
The Contractor shall make a presentation of the draft findings to the (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.) team, who will provide written comments within 2 weeks after the presentation. The Contractor shall incorporate comments into a final report.
Prepare, Present, and Submit Final Report. The report shall contain the results of the survey, recommendations for future management structures, and an executive summary. The Contractor shall make a presentation of the final report to the (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.). The (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.) will review and provide comments (if any) within 2 weeks of receipt of the report. The Contractor shall then prepare the final report with appropriate documentation in a WordPerfect file. The Contractor shall meet the overall guidelines and requirements established by the (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.)ís quality assurance policy for report development, review, and writing.
Develop status report schedule: The Contractor shall provide monthly cost and progress reports on the status of the evaluation.
(Add this bullet if the deliverables will be used in information products released by the Census Bureau.) The Contractor shall comply with all relevant Census Bureau statistical quality standards for all activities under this SOW. Specifically, (list relevant standards and provide URL to the standards here).
The Contractor shall provide overall program management and technical support for all activities under this SOW.
|Conduct post award meeting||XXXXX|
|Receive revised work plan||XXXXX|
|Contractor delivers draft survey instrument||XXXXX|
|Contractor delivers final survey instrument||XXXXX|
|Contractor conducts interviews - Phase 1||XXXXX|
|Phase 1 Interim report due||XXXXX|
|Contractor delivers draft survey instrument - Phase 2||XXXXX|
|Contractor delivers final survey instrument||XXXXX|
|Contractor conducts interviews - Phase 2||XXXXX|
|Phase 2 interim report due||XXXXX|
XXX hard copy and XXX soft copy of each of the above deliverables shall be delivered to the Government on the indicated dates. The deliverables will be forwarded to (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.).
The Contractorís travel to the (Insert Destination) for meetings/research is authorized. Travel outside the agency requires prior approval before authorization. Travel shall be conducted in accordance with government travel regulations.
Insert the limited qualifications required for each person offered by the Offeror (Project manager, senior lead, etc).
The Offeror and staff shall have Special Sworn status. This involves a standard security check, including finger printing, conducted by the (Insert the name of the office who will conduct the security check), clearance of personnel by the (Insert the name of the office that will conducting these procedures) Office of Security and swearing in. (Optional)
The (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.) will assess product delivery time and content through product review and Contractorís incorporation of comments and recommendations.
The (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.) will provide an overview of the project and provide briefings on decennial operations and management structure.
The (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.) will provide access to facilities and personnel that are necessary to complete the requirements of this task. XXXXX will provide temporary office space, and telephones for work performed on site(s).
In addition the (Insert Name of Branch, Division, Agency, etc.) will provide the following:
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Last Revised: October 15, 2012