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E-Gov Content Inventory

The U.S. Census Bureau developed this inventory of content as required by Section 207(f)(2) of the E-Government Act of 2002. This inventory is intended to be comprehensive.

This document was posted December 1, 2005 and will be updated as required by the E-Government Act of 2002.  Last revised October 31, 2014.


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Categories of Information Disseminated by the Census Bureau

  • Column 1 lists the categories of information the Census Bureau disseminates.
  • Column 2 indicates the priority the Census Bureau assigns to publication of each category.
    • Priority 1: required by law, regulation, Presidential directive, or other official directive or to ensure national security
    • Priority 2: mission-critical and essential for program operations, but not required by law, regulation, or Presidential directive (that is, information or services that are directly tied to an agency’s mission and/or strategic plan)
    • Priority 3: frequently requested information or services that would improve business processes and/or customer service to the public (for example, most commonly used forms, documents, applications, transactions, etc.).
    • Priority 4: other information
  • Column 3 indicates the publication schedule for the category

Category Priority Release Schedule
2000 Census data 1 Decennially
2010 Census data 1 Decennially
Academic Libraries Survey 1 Biennially
Advance Report on Durable Goods-Manufacturers’ Shipments and Orders (M3) 1 Monthly
Advanced Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MARTS) 1 Monthly
American Community Survey 1 Annually
American Housing Survey 1 Biennially
Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES) 1 Annually
Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) 1 Annually
Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) 1 Annually
Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS) 1 Annually
Business Expenses Supplement 1 Quinnquennially
Census of Governments 1 Quinnquennially
Commodity Flow Survey Series 1 Quinnquennially
Construction Put in Place 1 Monthly
Construction Spending 1 Monthly
Directory Survey of Local Governments 1 Quinnquennially
Economic Census 1 Quinnquennially
Economic Census of Island Areas 1 Quinnquennially
Enterprise Statistics Program 1 Periodically
Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC) 1 Daily
Governments Integrated Directory 1 Quinnquennially
Information and Communication Technology Survey (ICTS) 1 Annually
International Trade in Goods and Services 1 Monthly
La Encuesta sobre la Comunidad Estadounidense 1 Annually
Local Government School System Finance Survey 1 Quinnquennially
Manufactured Housing Survey (MHS) 1 Monthly
Manufacturers Shipments, Inventories and Orders (M3) 1 Monthly
Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales (MTIS) 1 Monthly
Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MRTS) 1 Monthly
Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey (MWTS) 1 Monthly
New Residential Construction 1 Monthly
New Residential Sales 1 Monthly
Nonresidential Construction Put in Place Geographic Series 1 Annual
Population and Housing Census 1 Decennially
Population Estimates 1 Annually
Preliminary Steel Release 1 Monthly
Profile of U.S. Exporting Companies 1 Monthly
Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) 1 Quarterly
Quarterly Services Survey (QSS) 1 Quarterly
Residential Finance Survey (RFS) 1 Decennially
Service Annual Survey (SAS) 1 Annually
Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (school district) 1 Annual
State Government Tax Collectors Survey 1 Annually
State Level Agencies Survey 1 Annually
State Library Agencies Survey 1 Annually
Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons (SBO) 1 Quinnquennially
Survey of Business Owners Series 1 Quinnquennially
U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services - Annual Revision 1 Annually
American Time Use Survey (ATUS) 2 Annually
Annual Survey of Local Government Finances 2 Annually
Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll (APES) 2 Annually
Annual Survey of Public Pensions 2 Annually
Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances 2 Annually
Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC) 2 Annually
Building Permits Final Annual State & Local Estimates 2 Annually
Building Permits Revised Data with State & Local Estimates 2 Monthly
Building Permits Final Annual State & Local Estimates 2 Annually
Building Permits Revised Data with State & Local Estimates 2 Monthly
Business and Professional Classification Survey (SQ-CLASS) 2 Quarterly
Business Dynamics Statistics 2 Annually
Business Research Development and Innovation Survey (BRDIS) 2 Annually
Construction Put in Place Final Annual Data 2 Annual
Construction Put in Place Length of Time 2 Annual
Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey 2 Annually
Consumer Expenditure Quarterly Survey 2 Quarterly
Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) 2 Annually
County Business Patterns (CBP) 2 Annually
Current Population Survey (CPS) 2 Monthly, Annually
E-commerce multi-sector E-Stats Report 2 Annually
Exports from Manufacturing Establishments 2 Annually
Finances of Public Employee Retirement Systems 2 Quarterly
Geographic Area Series 2 Periodically
Governments Master Address File 2 Periodically
HIV/AIDS Database 2 Annually
Housing Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design 2 Quarterly
Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS) 2 Quarterly, Annually
Identity Theft Supplement 2 Biennially
Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage: YYYY (P60) 2 Annual (August)
International Data Base of Population Estimates and Projections (IDB) 2 Annually
Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) 2 Periodically
Manufactured Housing Annual Supplements 2 Annual
Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders Unfilled Orders Survey (M3UFO) 2 Annually
Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS) 2 Periodically
Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units 2 Quarterly
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) 2 Annually
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) 2 Annually
National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) 2 Annually
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS 2 Annually
National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) 2 Annually
National Household Education Survey (NHES) 2 Biennially
National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG) 2 Biennially
National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife Associated Recreation (FHWAR) 2 Quinnquennially
National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) 2 Biennially
New Homes Sold by Price and Financing 2 Quarterly
New Housing Characteristics 2 Annual
New York City Housing Vacancy Survey (NYCHVS) 2 Triennially
Nonemployer Statistics 2 Annually
Police Public Contact Survey (PPCS) 2 Triennially
Population Projections 2 Biennially
Preliminary Profile of Exporting Companies 2 Annually
Price Index of New Homes Sold 2 Quarterly
Price Indexes of New Homes Under Construction 2 Monthly
Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS) 2 Biennially
Private School Universe Survey (PSS) 2 Biennially
Public School System Finances 2 Annually
Puerto Rico Community Survey 2 Annually
Quarterly Retail E-Commerce Sales 2 Quarterly
Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue (QTAX) 2 Quarterly
Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization (QPC) 2 Quarterly
Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions 2 Quarterly
Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) 2 Quarterly
Rental Housing Finance Survey (RHFS) 2 Biennial
Report of Organization (COS) 2 Annually
Research and Development Link Program 2 Annually
Residential Construction Length of Time 2 Annually
School Crime Supplement (SCS) 2 Biennially
School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) 2 Biennially
Small Area Health Insurance Estimates 2 Annually
Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (state & county) 2 Annual
Statistics of U.S. Businesses 2 Annually
Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2 Every 4 years
Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units (SOMA) 2 Quarterly, Annually
Teacher Follow-Up Survey (TFS) 2 Biennially
Telephone Point of Purchase Survey (TPOPS) 2 Periodically
U.S. Profile of Importing and Exporting Companies 2 Annually
ZIP Code Business Patterns 2 Annually
Alternative Income Estimates in the U.S.: YYYY (P60) 3 Annually
Alternative Poverty Estimates in the U.S.: YYYY (P60) 3 Annually
Related Party Trade 3 Annually
SOMA - Quarterly Report (H130) 3 Quarterly
One-time reports and publications based on demographic data, dealing with income, poverty, health insurance, etc. 4 As available, unless otherwise required by law


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