Introducing a new way to navigate by topics. Access the latest news, data, publications and more around topics of interest.
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.
Search an alphabetical index of keywords and phrases to access Census Bureau statistics, publications, products, services, data, and data tools.
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.
Find resources on how to use geographic data and products with statistical data, educational blog postings, and presentations.
The Geographic Support System Initiative will integrate improved address coverage, spatial feature updates, and enhanced quality assessment and measurement.
Work with interactive mapping tools from across the Census Bureau.
Find geographic data and products such as Shapefiles, KMLs, TIGERweb, boundary files, geographic relationship files, and reference and thematic maps.
Metropolitan and micropolitan areas are geographic entities used by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics.
Find information about specific partnership programs and learn more about our partnerships with other organizations.
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.
Visit our library of Census Bureau multimedia files. Collection formats include audio, video, mobile apps, images, and publications.
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.
Read briefs and reports from Census Bureau experts.
Watch Census Bureau vignettes, testimonials, and video files.
Read research analyses from Census Bureau experts.
Access data through products and tools including data visualizations, mobile apps, interactive web apps and other software.
Developer portal to access services and documentation for the Census Bureau's APIs.
Explore Census Bureau data on your mobile device with interactive tools.
Find a multitude of DVDs, CDs and publications in print by topic.
These external sites provide more data.
Download extraction tools to help you get the in-depth data you need.
Learn more about our data from this collection of e-tutorials, presentations, webinars and other training materials. Sign up for training sessions.
Explore Census data with interactive visualizations covering a broad range of topics.
Learn how we serve the public as the most reliable source of data about the nation's people and economy.
Information about the U.S. Census Bureau.
Information about what we do at the U.S. Census Bureau.
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.
Learn about other opportunities to collaborate with us.
Explore the rich historical background of an organization with roots almost as old as the nation.
Explore prospective positions available at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Information about the current field vacancies available at the U.S. Census Bureau Regional Offices.
Discover the latest in Census Bureau data releases, reports, and events.
The Census Bureau's Director writes on how we measure America's people, places and economy.
Find interesting and quirky statistics regarding national celebrations and major events.
Profile America is a daily, 60-second feature that uses interesting vignettes for that day to highlight information collected by the Census Bureau.
Find media toolkits, advisories, and all the latest Census news.
See what's coming up in releases and reports.
The Census Bureau Library is a research library that has the unique role of collecting, preserving, and providing access to information resources produced by the Census Bureau to Census Bureau employees, government agencies, and the public. The core subjects of the Census Bureau Library are: Statistics, Survey Methodology and Sampling, Population Studies, Demography, Geography, Computer Technology, Census Histories, and International Census Data. The Library collects more selectively in a variety of other fields, including Sociology (General), Public Health, Economics, History, Urban Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Management, particularly as they intersect with the U.S. Census. Additionally, the Library collects works that make extensive or innovative use of census-produced data.
Though the Library's online catalog is not available on the Internet, our holdings are included in OCLC's WorldCat.
The Census Bureau Library subscribes to online databases that allow you to search for information on a broad range of topics in magazines and periodicals. The Library is now offering off site access to four of these databases: EBSCO, JSTOR, Lexis Nexis, and ProQuest! These journal databases provide access to over 3,000 full text journals.
To access these databases off-site:
If you do not have a Census Bureau Library card, or would like more information on this service, please contact the Circulation Desk at 301-763-2529 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Databases available on this website are intended for US Census Bureau work related use only.
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EBSCO host offers a variety of proprietary full text databases, including Business Source Premier, and Academic Search Premier. Business Source Premier, designed specifically for business schools and libraries, provides more than 2,950 full text scholarly publications, including nearly 900 peer-reviewed journals. Academic Search Premier, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 3,600 scholarly publications, including more than 2,700 peer-reviewed publications.
JSTOR is a full-text, digital archive of scholarly journals on the general sciences and arts and sciences. This archive includes entire print runs, some of which begin as far back as the nineteenth cenutry. High-resolution images are available for display and printing, with a linked text file for searching.
Lexis Nexis provides legal, industry, company and news resources.
ProQuest's ABI/INFORM® database now provides access to prominent journals from renowned business content providers Kluwer Academic Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. With these content additions, ABI/INFORM Global now offers the full text of more than 900 premium business journals. This includes all academic journals from Palgrave Macmillian Ltd, 40 business journals from the BoldIdeas™ Collection, also 125 STM business and economic journals from Kluwer Academic Publishers.