The Census Bureau is committed to producing data that depict an accurate portrait of America, including its underserved communities. Some of our data equity services include:
Demographic Data: We provide a wealth of data by key demographic variables such as race, ethnicity, sex, disability, income, and veteran status to help measure equity. These data are often by geography, which provides meaning and context to the statistical data, and can identify rural and underserved communities. Explore demographic data with our data tools such as data.census.gov.
Data Tools: We supply a variety of data tools that help the public and policy makers understand the issues surrounding inequities and enable them to propose effective, data-based solutions.
Public Assistance Program Metrics: Among other uses, Census Bureau data can provide metrics to show public assistance programs’ progress and outcomes.
Diversity Measurement: We use several approaches to measure the racial and ethnic diversity of the U.S. population, including the Diversity Index, prevalence rankings, the diffusion score, and a series of prevalence maps.
Data Education: A major part of our mission is to educate the public, policy makers, and stakeholders on what data we have available and how to use them. To empower data users with understandable, accurate, and timely information and the knowledge to use it, we invite you to:
Census Bureau data are valuable assets that can be used by policymakers and the public to advance equity.
American Community Survey (ACS)
The American Community Survey is the premier source for information about America's changing population, housing and workforce.
Annual Business Survey (ABS) Program
Provides annual data on select economic and demographic characteristics of employer businesses, including annual R&D estimates.
Household Pulse Survey
The new Household Pulse Survey is designed to deploy quickly, and efficiently collect data on how people’s lives have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO)
PSEO data provide earnings and employment outcomes for college and university graduates by degree level, degree major, and post-secondary institution
We strive to make our data widely available and to provide equity in access to our data.
Census Information Centers (CIC)
The CIC Program provides local access, education and technical assistance on census data for planning and decision-making to underserved communities.
Census Open Innovation Labs
Trailblazing open government through cross-sector collaboration, design, and technology.
Income & Poverty
Income is the gauge many use to determine the well-being of the U.S. population. Survey and census questions cover poverty, income, and wealth.
Families & Living Arrangements
Our statistics highlight trends in household and family composition, describe characteristics of the residents of housing units, and show how they are related.