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Demographic FAQs

In addition to the population census, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts numerous surveys collecting volumes of statistics about American homes, families, occupation, race, ethnicity, and scores of other subjects.

The questions to the left comprise some of those frequently asked about the Census Bureau's demographic programs.

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Census Bureau technicians made much of the electronic tabulating equipment used by the agency
in the first half of the 20th Century. Here, technicians work on key punches in a workshop in in the 1940s.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: January 28, 2019