Bureau of the Census

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Seal of the Bureau of the Census

Housed within the Department of Commerce and overseen by the Economics and Statistics Administration, the Bureau of the Census provides statistics and data about the U.S. population, locations, and economy.

Census Bureau data is collected via:
The Decennial Census of Population and Housing (every 10 years)
The Economic Census (every 5 years)
The American Community Survey

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Mission: To serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly.

Investment-related Resources

Economic Census data is available through a variety of products and tools including data visualizations, mobile apps, interactive web apps and other software.
Census Industry Snapshots present key statistics from the Economic Census and per capita ratios.
The Census Bureau releases fourteen different reports on key economic indicators. Each indicator is released on a specific schedule.

Training Opportunities
The Census Bureau offers webinars, video tutorials, and classroom training on how to use Census data for everyday uses, including business planning, grant proposals and research projects, and much more.

The Census Bureau Library includes audio files, infographics and visualizations, photos, publications, videos, and working papers.

SelectUSA Webinar Series: U.S. Census Bureau

Learn more about the Census Bureau’s online tools, including USA Trade Online (import data), Global Market Finder (export data), and the Census Business Builder (business and demographic data). 

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