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Other Census Data

In addition to the decennial census, the U.S. Census Bureau collects and releases the following data products:

Economic Census — every 5 years
The economic census provides a detailed portrait of the United States' economy once every five years, from the national to the local level. Government agencies, businesses, entrepreneurs, researchers and others use economic data to develop public policy, evaluate industry growth, plan disaster relief services, assist local businesses and much more.

Census of Governments — every 5 years
The Census of Governments provides data about how governments are organized, how many people they employ and payroll amounts, and the finances of governments. Federal statistical agencies use the data to measure the nation's economic and financial performance. State and local governments use the data to develop programs and budgets, assess financial conditions, and perform comparative analyses. Analysts, economists, market specialists, and researchers use these data to measure the changing characteristics of the government sector of the economy and to conduct public policy research.

American Community Survey — annually
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year - giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.

Demographic, Economic and Other Surveys
A survey is a method of collecting and analyzing social, economic, and geographic data. Throughout the decade between censuses we are continually conducting surveys to produce a general view and comprehensive study of the United States' social and economic conditions. Demographic surveys include the Current Population Survey and Women- and Minority-Owned Business Survey. Economic surveys include the Survey of Business Owners and County Business Patterns.

Economic Indicators
Economic indicators released by the Census Bureau include data on manufacturing, retail and food service sales, housing vacancies and ownership and international trade. View the economic indicator release schedule.