Data are facts on people, places and business collected in censuses and surveys and through administrative records (e.g., birth certificates). The results released based on these data collections are often called statistics.
The sources of the data published on census.gov are the Census Bureau and other federal agencies, if applicable.
Economic Census APIs
Census Bureau datasets are available via API. Check out our Discovery Tool. Sign up for our newsletter. Visit our Developers Forum to learn more.
Business Expenses Survey
The BES was created originally to compile statistics on business operating expenses for Retail Trade, Wholesale Trade, and Service Industries.
Economic Census Tables
Stats displayed in columns and rows with title, ID, notes, sources and release date. Many tables are in downloadable XLS, CVS and PDF file formats.
Economic Census Data Tools
Interactive applications, created by the Census Bureau, to help you customize, and even visualize, statistics from multiple censuses, surveys, and programs.
Economic Census Errata Notes
Identified errors are reported, corrected, and re-released. Contains a list of each reissued file with the date of reissue and a brief description.