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Our population statistics cover age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, migration, ancestry, language use, veterans, as well as population estimates and projections.
This section provides information on a range of educational topics, from educational attainment and school enrollment to school districts, costs and financing.
We measure the state of the nations workforce, including employment and unemployment levels, weeks and hours worked, occupations, and commuting.
Our statistics highlight trends in household and family composition, describe characteristics of the residents of housing units, and show how they are related.
Health statistics on insurance coverage, disability, fertility and other health issues are increasingly important in measuring the nation's overall well-being.
We measure the housing and construction industry, track homeownership rates, and produce statistics on the physical and financial characteristics of our homes.
The U.S. Census Bureau is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and regulations governing the reporting of exports from the U.S.
The U.S. Census Bureau provides data for the Federal, state and local governments as well as voting, redistricting, apportionment and congressional affairs.
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Geography provides the framework for Census Bureau survey design, sample selection, data collection, tabulation, and dissemination.
Geography is central to the work of the Bureau, providing the framework for survey design, sample selection, data collection, tabulation, and dissemination.
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The Geographic Support System Initiative will integrate improved address coverage, spatial feature updates, and enhanced quality assessment and measurement.
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Metropolitan and micropolitan areas are geographic entities used by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics.
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Definitions of geographic terms, why geographic areas are defined, and how the Census Bureau defines geographic areas.
We conduct research on geographic topics such as how to define geographic areas and how geography changes over time.
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Official audio files from the Census Bureau, including "Profile America," a daily series of bite-sized statistics, placing current data in a historical context.
Infographics include information on the Census Bureau's history of data collection, our nation's veterans and the American Community Survey.
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Learn how we serve the public as the most reliable source of data about the nation's people and economy.
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Our researchers explore innovative ways to conduct surveys, increase respondent participation, reduce costs, and improve accuracy.
Our surveys provide periodic and comprehensive statistics about the nation, critical for government programs, policies, and decisionmaking.
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Explore the rich historical background of an organization with roots almost as old as the nation.
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The Census Bureau's Director writes on how we measure America's people, places and economy.
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Profile America is a daily, 60-second feature that uses interesting vignettes for that day to highlight information collected by the Census Bureau.
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We mailed you a census form because we need information about your business for the 2012 Economic Census. We mailed similar forms to more than 5 million U.S. businesses. Businesses receiving forms employ virtually all paid employees, represent every industry, and are diverse geographically. Your answers to each applicable item on the form help ensure a complete, accurate, and useful 2012 Economic Census.
By January 2013, you should have received one Economic Census form for each business location you operated during part or all of calendar year 2012. We request information for each location to produce high quality census statistics for each industry and locality. If you received a form for a location that is not in operation, please complete Item 3-Operational Status, provide any explanations in the "Remarks" section, and return the entire form.
You may have received a replacement census form. We send replacement census forms to businesses that did not return the original form or obtain an extension by February 12, 2013. Please return your completed forms as soon as possible - and if you already responded, thank you!
Separately, you may have received a current business survey form. We send forms monthly, quarterly and annually to a sample of businesses to produce needed economic indicators and other current statistics, and these programs continue during the Economic Census. If you have been selected to participate in one of these important programs, we ask you to continue to provide the valuable information requested.
You should have received one Economic Census form for each business location you operated during part or all of calendar year 2012. If we didn't send you enough forms or if you are missing pages, please visit our Self-Service Log in page to request a re-mail or additional forms, or contact staff with your request.
Please complete the form(s) you received for the 2012 Economic Census. Census forms are designed to be flexible in use. In most cases, answering Items 1-7, plus describing your primary business activity in the "Remarks" section (after Item 29), will satisfy your obligation and allow us to reclassify your business in the correct industry. We will contact you if we need additional information or have any questions regarding your answers. Completing the form(s) you received will help you provide timely information. Examples of how you can use the forms you have include:
If you did not receive a 2012 Economic Census form, you should do nothing. It is likely you did not get a form because you are in one of the situations described below: