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Our researchers explore innovative ways to conduct surveys, increase respondent participation, reduce costs, and improve accuracy. They analyze the data we collect and uncover trends that give us a deeper understanding of our complex society.
View information on Administrative Records for Research at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Behavioral Science Methods
The Center for Survey Measurement (CSM) conducts research on questionnaire design and evaluation.
Learn how the U.S. Census Bureau is using new types of data and analysis to improve and strengthen our statistics.
View information on Data Science for Research at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Learn more about areas of statistical disclosure control, confidentiality, and disclosure limitation.
Federal Statistical Research Data Centers
The Federal Statistical System Research Data Centers are partnerships between federal statistical agencies and leading research institutions.
General Economic Research
View information on General Economic Research at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Mortality Disparities in American Communities (MDAC)
Research database on 2008 American Community Survey respondents and a follow-up of mortality outcomes through 2015.
View information on Paradata for Research at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Access to confidential data is available to qualified research projects.
CSRM conducts research on statistical design, modeling, and analysis methods for the Census Bureau's data collection, analysis, and dissemination programs.
Time Series and Seasonal Adjustment
Seasonal adjustment is the estimation of the seasonal component, followed by their removal from the time series.
National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS)
An analytical research database for the purpose of studying the effect of demographic and socio-economic differentials on U.S. mortality rates.
Developer portal to access services and documentation for the Census Bureau's APIs.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility & Access
This visualization represents the joint efforts to increase understanding of current SNAP program access and inform future SNAP program outreach.