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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.
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The Geographic Support System Initiative will integrate improved address coverage, spatial feature updates, and enhanced quality assessment and measurement.
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Metropolitan and micropolitan areas are geographic entities used by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics.
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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.
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Official audio files from the Census Bureau, including "Profile America," a daily series of bite-sized statistics, placing current data in a historical context.
Infographics include information on the Census Bureau's history of data collection, our nation's veterans and the American Community Survey.
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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.
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The Census Bureau's Director writes on how we measure America's people, places and economy.
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Profile America is a daily, 60-second feature that uses interesting vignettes for that day to highlight information collected by the Census Bureau.
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The purpose of the Common Core of Data is to collect basic statistical information on all children in the United States and territories receiving a free public education from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The United States Code, Titles 13 and 20, authorizes these surveys and provides for voluntary responses. The National Center for Education Statistics funds these surveys as part of the Common Core of Data program.
The CCD is collected by all 50 states, outlying territories, Department of Defense (overseas and domestic), and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The CCD contains three information categories: identifying information; basic statistics; and fiscal data. The identifying information includes names, addresses and administrative information; basic statistics include number of students and staff, demographic information on students, high school completion rates, and student dropout data. The CCD is maintained in three separate, but linked, data sets: public elementary and secondary schools, local education agencies, and states.
Annually in its current form since 1986.
An enumeration of all 50 states, outlying territories, Department of Defense (overseas and domestic), and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Data are collected by the Department of Education’s EDFacts team.
The National Center for Education Statistics provides data and research files and reports such as:
For additional information visit the Common Core of Data web page at http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/.
The CCD provides the most current and comprehensive directories of U.S. public elementary and secondary schools and local education agencies. This is the only standard national identification system for these entities.
The school and agency universes are used to construct and validate commercial listings such as those available from the Quality Education Data (QED) or Market Data Retrieval (MDR). As the Nation's only public, annually updated universe, the CCD is the sampling frame for major Department of Education programs and surveys such as the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), and the Fast Response Survey System (FRSS). The Office for Civil Rights uses the CCD as a sampling frame and to identify its universe for schools and districts.
The Department of Education's Performance Based Data Management Initiative (PBDMI) used the CCD school and agency universes as the frame for developing and pilot-testing its collect of data for a comprehensive data repository. The Universal Services Administrative Company (E-rate) requires the CCD identification code for all applying schools. The Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) determines a school district's eligibility on the basis of the locale code assign by the CCD on the basis of reported information.
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