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.
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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.
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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.
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The data on most Census Bureau CD-ROM discs issued between 1990 and 1996 is in dBase III Plus (tm) format.
Use the lookup software on the CD-ROM. The software programs on CD-ROM discs issued between 1990 and 1994 are DOS programs. The software programs on discs issued after 1994 are DOS and/or Windows software programs.
Capabilities included are:
displaying and printing (to a file or printer) a table for an area.
copy (in most programs) a table for like areas (all counties in a state, all places in a state, all tracts in a county, etc.) to an output file in several formats.
compare or browse (in most programs) a dataitem for like areas.
Some programs, like STF3, include a keyword feature to select tables from a large list. Unlimited database querying is not supported. It is necessary to use other software to perform mathematical operations or any other processing like sorting. Also, many extractions (such as multiple tables for different types of areas) may be time consuming with the software on the disc.
Use a database management program (DBMS) to access the files directly. Some of these programs will require creating a copy of the original data file on your hard drive. The user should be able to or learn how to enter simple interactive commands and/or do some light programming. The user will also need to examine the documentation to become familiar with the database structures. These programs allow you to perform mathematical operations, sorts, queries, extractions and more. For Census of Population and Housing Summary Tape File data on CD-ROM, pay special attention to a chart in the How to Use this File section that contains information on which tables are contained in each database. Programmers can also find this information in TABLES.DBF. Also, Appendix I will have information on the dBASE III indexes that the software uses. For other products, this information will also be in the documentation.
Small files can be processed with a spreadsheet program. These programs usually have a limit of, at most, 16,000 rows.
A combination of some of the above options.