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United States Census Bureau Statistics: United States Census Bureau

Research U.S. Census Bureau statistics in this pathfinder including the U.S. Census, American Community Survey and Economic Census.

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Frequency of Data

The U.S. Census Bureau collects data at different frequencies:

  • Decennial (every ten years)
  • Quinnquennial (every five years)
  • Annually (yearly)
  • Quarterly (four times a year)
  • Monthly
  • Variable or Irregular (collection does not follow a set schedule)

United States Census Bureau

Mission: "serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy"

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Types of Data Collected by the U.S. Census Bureau

  • Demographic Data: information on population, including age, race, gender, ethnicity, location, home ownership and employment
  • Economic and Business Data:  information on the U.S. Economy such as sales, industries, business patterns and the workforce
  • Government Data: information on federal, state and local governments including budgets and employment
  • Historical Data: information dating from 1790 to present on demographics, economy and government