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Data

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.

The Census Bureau offers a wide variety of data resources, largely microdata, for applied social science research.


Not looking for research data products or microdata? Quick Facts provides summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various Census Bureau programs. Profiles are available for the Nation, states, counties, and places. Quick Facts also provides links to more detailed information.

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