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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.
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The Geographic Support System Initiative will integrate improved address coverage, spatial feature updates, and enhanced quality assessment and measurement.
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Metropolitan and micropolitan areas are geographic entities used by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics.
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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.
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The Census Bureau packages data and information into easy-to-understand visuals.
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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.
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The Census Bureau's Director writes on how we measure America's people, places and economy.
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Purpose: The purpose of this standard is to ensure that data and documentation internal to the Census Bureau are appropriately managed (i.e., files are retained, secured, and accessible to authorized users) to promote the transparency and reproducibility of Census Bureau processes and products, and to inform future projects and improvement efforts.
Note: Statistical Quality Standard F2, Providing Documentation to Support Transparency in Information Products, contains specific requirements about documentation that must be readily accessible to the public to ensure transparency in information products released by the Census Bureau.
Scope: The Census Bureau’s statistical quality standards apply to all information products released by the Census Bureau and the activities that generate those products, including products released to the public, sponsors, joint partners, or other customers. All Census Bureau employees and Special Sworn Status individuals must comply with these standards; this includes contractors and other individuals who receive Census Bureau funding to develop and release Census Bureau information products.
In particular, this standard applies to activities related to managing Census Bureau data and documentation needed to replicate results (e.g., models or survey estimates) from research and evaluation studies, surveys, censuses, and administrative records.
The global exclusions to the standards are listed in the Preface. No additional exclusions apply to this standard.
Requirement S2-1: Throughout all processes associated with managing data and documents, unauthrized release of protected information or administratively restricted information must be prevented by following federal laws (e.g., Title 13, Title 15, and Title 26), Census Bureau policies (e.g., Information Technology (IT) Security policies and Data Stewardship policies, such as DS007 Information Security Management Program), and additional provisions governing the use of the data (e.g., as may be specified in a memorandum of understanding or data-use agreement). (See Statistical Quality Standard S1, Protecting Confidentiality.)
Requirement S2-2: A plan for data and document management must be developed that addresses:
Note: The Disposition of Federal Records: A Records Management Handbook provides guidance on establishing, managing, and operating a records disposition program within a Federal agency. The Census Bureau Guideline on the Long-Term Backup of Research and Evaluation Files and the ACSD records management intranet page provide additional guidance on managing data files.
Requirement S2-3: Data and documentation needed to replicate and evaluate program or research results must be retained according to Census Bureau policies (e.g., Census Bureau Records Schedules, Records Management Policies in the Census Bureau’s Policies and Procedures Manual, and division-level policies), data-use agreements with providers of administrative records, and appropriate Federal records disposition and archival regulations (e.g., National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) statutes).
Examples of data and documentation to retain include:
Sub-Requirement S2-3.1: An inventory must be developed and maintained to allow authorized users to identify and access the retained data and documents.
Note:The Census Bureau Guideline on the Long-Term Backup of Research and Evaluation Files provides information on producing an inventory to explain retained data and documents to potential users.