Introducing a new way to navigate by topics. Access the latest news, data, publications and more around topics of interest.
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.
Search an alphabetical index of keywords and phrases to access Census Bureau statistics, publications, products, services, data, and data tools.
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.
Find resources on how to use geographic data and products with statistical data, educational blog postings, and presentations.
The Geographic Support System Initiative will integrate improved address coverage, spatial feature updates, and enhanced quality assessment and measurement.
Work with interactive mapping tools from across the Census Bureau.
Find geographic data and products such as Shapefiles, KMLs, TIGERweb, boundary files, geographic relationship files, and reference and thematic maps.
Metropolitan and micropolitan areas are geographic entities used by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics.
Find information about specific partnership programs and learn more about our partnerships with other organizations.
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.
Visit our library of Census Bureau multimedia files. Collection formats include audio, video, mobile apps, images, and publications.
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.
Read briefs and reports from Census Bureau experts.
Watch Census Bureau vignettes, testimonials, and video files.
Read research analyses from Census Bureau experts.
Access data through products and tools including data visualizations, mobile apps, interactive web apps and other software.
Developer portal to access services and documentation for the Census Bureau's APIs.
Explore Census Bureau data on your mobile device with interactive tools.
Find a multitude of DVDs, CDs and publications in print by topic.
These external sites provide more data.
Download extraction tools to help you get the in-depth data you need.
Learn more about our data from this collection of e-tutorials, presentations, webinars and other training materials. Sign up for training sessions.
Explore Census data with interactive visualizations covering a broad range of topics.
Learn how we serve the public as the most reliable source of data about the nation's people and economy.
Information about the U.S. Census Bureau.
Information about what we do at the U.S. Census Bureau.
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.
Learn about other opportunities to collaborate with us.
Explore the rich historical background of an organization with roots almost as old as the nation.
Explore prospective positions available at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Information about the current field vacancies available at the U.S. Census Bureau Regional Offices.
Discover the latest in Census Bureau data releases, reports, and events.
The Census Bureau's Director writes on how we measure America's people, places and economy.
Find interesting and quirky statistics regarding national celebrations and major events.
Profile America is a daily, 60-second feature that uses interesting vignettes for that day to highlight information collected by the Census Bureau.
Find media toolkits, advisories, and all the latest Census news.
See what's coming up in releases and reports.
We provide the User ID (UID) and Password (PW) on the cover letter and upper left side of the form contained in your mailout packet.
Note: Passwords are case sensitive.
Yes, you should select the appropriate response for item 3 and report “0” months in operation on item 4. Navigate to the end of the form until you return to the Main Menu. You cannot submit your survey with error(s).
The system locks you out after five failed login attempts. You may log back in after 15 minutes.
Note: Passwords are case sensitive.
The system saves data when you navigate away from the current page by using the “Next,” the “Previous,” or the “Main Menu” buttons.
You can use the “Next” or the “Previous” buttons to navigate to items immediately following and preceding the current item you are viewing. The buttons are centered towards the bottom of the screen.
The website pages are optimized for viewing when the browser’s zoom level is 100%. Do not use your browser’s Zoom or Zoom Text Only features to change the zoom to a number other than 100%. If necessary, check your browser’s Help index to assist you in resetting the zoom level to 100%.
You can navigate back to any item by selecting the “Previous” button until you reach the item.
Most totals are automatically calculated, but you should always check automatically calculated totals to ensure the accuracy of data. Some totals are not automatically calculated, and the totals for those fields should also be completed along with the details.
If total fields on an item previously automatically calculated, and the totals have stopped calculating, the web page’s built-in calculation has stopped working because of navigation between pages. Please continue to report the required data by manually calculating the total fields.
Once you have visited all items on a form, the “Next” button automatically navigates you to the Review Screen. The Review Screen provides links to all the items on a given form along with the error/warning status of each item. On the Review Screen, items with errors have a pinkish highlight and a display of "error."
To correct Errors or Warnings, select the item link from the Review Screen to navigate to the item.
When an Error or a Warning is displayed, the data fields that need correction are specified in the message at the top and the bottom of the item. To clear the Error or the Warning message, you must complete the specified data field(s), and select the “Next,” the “Previous,” or the “Main Menu” buttons.
Once all forms listed on the Main Menu are complete without errors, your “Submit” button is activated. From the Main Menu, select the “Submit” button to submit your forms.
Note: Once you submit your data, the “Submit” button locks again. You can only submit your forms once a day. If you have corrections or further data to report, you can log in again in twenty-four hours to submit a second time.
Yes, the forms you see are your 2012 Economic Census forms. If the Main Menu displays multiple forms, you must visit every item on every form. You will be able to submit your data once you complete all forms without errors.
The Main Menu only reports Errors and Warnings contained on items that you have previously visited. In order to submit your data, you must visit EVERY item on EVERY form and have no errors on any of the forms.
The Census Bureau updates your filing status two to three business days after you submit your data. To check on your filing status, visit the Self-Service Log in section of our website or call 1-800-233-6136 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, and a service representative will assist you. Note: You must have your User ID and Password to check your filing status.
If your printed PDF includes the data you entered with some data missing (i.e., certain fields have been truncated), this is a known issue. Note: Once submitted, the Census Bureau will be able to process all the data you reported even if some fields are truncated on the PDF. For your own records, you can print an item that has truncated fields on the PDF printout by navigating to that item on the website, and printing the item through your browser’s print options.
There is a known issue when using the print option in Firefox; only the first page of the item prints correctly. To fix the issue, change the browser's print scale to 100% or print using the “Print PDF” button on the Main Menu. If necessary, check your browser's Help index to assist you in changing the print scale.
This is caused by the default Page Setup options in some browsers. You can fix the issues by making sure that the “Page Setup” option to print background colors and images is selected in your Internet browser.
Further, using the “Print PDF” option on the Main Menu may correct the problem.