The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.
The Census Bureau operates under Title 13 and Title 26 of the U.S. Code.
Our goal is to provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality and cost for the data we collect and services we provide.
At a Glance
OCTOBER 24, 2017
U.S. Census Bureau at a Glance
The Census Bureau is dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy.
American Community Survey (ACS)
The American Community Survey is the premier source for information about America's changing population, housing and workforce.
Census of Governments
Identifies the scope and nature of the nation's state and local government sector including public finance and public employment and classifications.
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.
The Economic Census provides detailed information on employer businesses, including detailed data by industry, geography, and more.
Our Surveys & Programs
Our surveys provide periodic and comprehensive statistics about the nation. This data is critical for government programs, policies, and decision-making.
Find out about the 2020 Census Redistricting Data Program
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Census data informs how states and communities allocate funding for: