When mailing in your check, please select the product you want from the catalog. Print the product detail page (this is the one that gives the Product Line, Media Type, etc.) and indicate the quantity you wish to purchase. You may also print off and complete a generic order form. Send this, along with your check payable to "Commerce-Census." Send your order to the following address:US Department of Commerce
Notice to customers sending checks directly to the Census Bureau in Suitland, Maryland:
Conversion of Checks: Any checks mailed directly to the Census Bureau in Suitland, MD will be handled in the following manner:
If you are presenting a check directly to the Census Bureau, your check will be converted into an electronic fund transfer. When you submit your signed check in the amount of your purchase to the Census Bureau, the Census Bureau will transmit your account and clearinghouse information to its bank using a secure electronic funds transfer process.
Insufficient Funds: Please note that transfers of funds occur directly from your bank to the Census Bureau's bank in real time through the electronic fund transfer (EFT) process. If the EFT process fails due to insufficient funds, we may attempt the EFT process up to three times. Therefore, you may incur associated costs from your bank.
Authorization: By presenting your check directly to the Census Bureau you authorize the conversion of your check into an electronic fund transfer. If the electronic fund transfer cannot be processed for technical reasons, you may authorize us to process the copy of your original check. If you have any questions regarding the electronic fund transfer process, please contact the Census Bureau's Customer Services Center at 1-800-923-8282 or 301-763-INFO (4636), Monday - Thursday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM ET; Friday, 8:30 AM -4:30 PM ET, excluding Holidays.
If your product is sold by another center within the Census Bureau, please contact that center for the easiest way to pay by check.
Please allow an additional 5 to 10 days for delivery of any Census Bureau product ordered by check.
Authorizations for credits or refunds for Census Bureau services (e.g., a Census Bureau training course).
Requests by participants to cancel registration in Census Bureau training courses will be honored in the following manner.
Registrants must contact the training facilitator and be given an RMA number to authorize the withdrawal and associated credit/refund. Any completed registration will be subject to a minimum 15-percent administrative processing fee. Refunds granted 30 or more days prior to the course will receive an 85-percent refund; requests 14-29 days before course will receive a 50-percent refund, and no refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 14 days before the course.
The Census Bureau reserves the right to cancel any course 30 days prior to the scheduled event if registrations do not meet the stated participant minimums.
Refunds/credits are issued by the Census Bureau's Finance Division.
Description is, typically, a narrative that describes or provides unique features about the product. Note that some products may be sold by other agencies such as the Government Printing Office (GPO) or the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The product description will, in such cases, identify the GPO or NTIS stock number. Higher level information about a family of products is available at the top of the page. Levels of geographic coverage often are included in the product description.
Product ID is a unique identification code associated with every Census Bureau data product.
Media Type includes media such as CD-ROM, DVD, Maps, and Publication.
Data Format includes such options as ASCII, Proprietary With Software, and other formats used to display data.
System Requirements includes such options as None, Windows 95, and Windows 98.
Software Provided includes information about any specialized software features that come with the product. Most products will show "None."
Reference Geography lists all or predominant levels of geography presented on the product.
Release Date gives the date for the current release for this product.
Shipped provides information on the number of days needed to ship this product once the Census Bureau's Customer Service Center has received the order. For other sellers, please contact that specific Seller.
Contact gives the phone number in the event you want to talk to a person who understands the product and the data within.
Seller gives the abbreviation for the Census Bureau office that sells this product. The abbreviations for Census Bureau sellers are:
CSC - Customer Services Center/Marketing Service Office
FTD - Foreign Trade Division
GEO - Geography Division
HHES - Housing and Household Economic Statistics
MCD - Manufacturing and Construction Division
POP - Population Division