Work with interactive mapping tools from across the Census Bureau.
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.
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.
Explore Census data with interactive visualizations covering a broad range of topics.
How we provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality, and cost for the data we collect.
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.
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the factors that shape the ability of the U.S. Census Bureau to accurately count individuals confined to state juvenile correctional facilities and prisons. The preparation and process of the 2010 enumeration was observed at both the agency level and the institution level. The primary agencies and sites included in this study included one state’s Juvenile Authority (JA) and a juvenile correctional facility for females, and the same state’s Department of Corrections (DOC) and four state prisons for men. In contrast to many other Group Quarters, a primary responsibility of both juvenile correctional facilities and prisons is security and public safety. Thus, the institutions and their central agencies have clear records of which individuals are in which facility at any given time. Virtually all juvenile correctional facilities and state prisons do “counts” at least four times a day (Sykes, 1958; Jacobson-Hardy, 2002; Johnson, 2002; Inderbitzin, 2007), and corrections workers are responsible for keeping close track of the youth or inmates in their units. The challenges of enumerating the population of correctional facilities, then, are generally not in capturing accurate names and numbers of residents in any given institution. Instead, safety concerns and the closed culture of correctional facilities provide the obstacles for enumeration and Census Coverage Measurement (CCM) studies.
Michelle Inderbitzin and Anna Y. Chan. (2013). Ethnographic Study of the Group Quarters Population in the 2010 Census: Prisons for Adults and Juvenile Correctional Facilities. Center for Survey Measurement Study Series (Survey Methodology #2013-08). U.S. Census Bureau. Available online at <http://www.census.gov/srd/papers/pdf/ssm2013-08.pdf>.