The U.S. Census Bureau compiles information from demographic surveys to produce statistics that describe populations and their characteristics, such as age, education, housing and income. We collect this data by asking household members to provide information about the people who live in the house, apartment, mobile home or group housing.
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts more than 130 surveys each year, including our nation’s largest household survey, the American Community Survey. To find more information on a specific survey please select it from the list of surveys below.
2020 Census User Experience Survey
The 2020 Census User Experience Survey is a brief survey asking respondents how satisfied they were with their online questionnaire experience.
American Time Use Survey (ATUS)
The ATUS measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing.
Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE)
Provides data on expenditures, income, and demographic characteristics of consumers in the United States.
Decennial Census of Population and Housing
The U.S. census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years.
Household Pulse Survey (COVID-19)
The new Household Pulse Survey is designed to deploy quickly, and efficiently collect data on how people’s lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts demographic, economic, & geographic studies of other countries & strengthens statistical development around the world.
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS)
Collects data on the utilization and provision of office-based ambulatory medical care services.
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
Principal source of information on the health of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States.
National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)
Collects data on the utilization and provision of hospital-based ambulatory medical care services.
National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG)
Provides data on the nation’s college graduates, with particular focus on those in the science and engineering workforce.
National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, & Wildlife-Associated Recreation
One of the most important sources of information on fish and wildlife recreation in the United States.
New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (NYCHVS)
The New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (NYCHVS) is conducted every 3 years to comply with New York state and New York City’s rent regulation laws.
Population and Housing Unit Estimates
Produces estimates of the population for the United States, its states, counties, cities, and towns, as well as for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Post-Enumeration Survey (PES)
The Post-Enumeration Survey measures the accuracy of the census by independently surveying a sample of the population.
Principal Follow-Up Survey (PFS)
The purpose of the Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS) is to determine how many principals in the base (NTPS) school year still work as a principal.
Puerto Rico Community Survey (PRCS)
Provides data every year -- giving communities the information they need to manage change. Part of the American Community Survey, customized for Puerto Rico.
Redistricting Data Program
The program responsible for all aspects of the Public Law 94-171 redistricting data set provided to states for legislative redistricting.
Rental Housing Finance Survey (RHFS)
Provides current and continuous measures of financial, mortgage and property characteristics of multifamily rental housing properties in the United States.
Residential Finance Survey (RFS)
Collects and produces data about the financing of nonfarm, privately-owned residential properties.
School Crime Supplement (SCS)
Collects information about victimization, crime, and safety at school.
School Pulse Panel
The School Pulse Panel collects extensive data on issues concerning the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and staff in U.S. schools.
School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS)
Provides estimates of school crime, discipline, disorder, programs and policies.
Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Program
The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program produces single-year estimates of health insurance coverage for every county in the U.S.
Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program
The Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program provides more current estimates for the administration and allocation of federal programs and funds.
Special Census Program
Basic enumerations of population, housing units, group quarters and transitory locations conducted by the Census Bureau at the request of a governmental unit.
Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units (SOMA)
Collects information on amenities, rent or sales price levels, number of units, type of building, and the number of units taken off the market (absorbed).
Teacher Follow-Up Survey (TFS)
The purpose of the Teacher Follow-Up Survey (TFS) is to determine how many teachers in the base (NTPS) school year still work as a teacher.