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Census Information

American FactFinder--Census Bureau's Data Access System

American FactFinder includes the following data collections:

  • The American Community Survey is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing.
  • The American Housing Survey is the most comprehensive housing survey in the United States, covering 29 Metropolitan areas and the Nation as a whole.
  • The Census Bureau conducts more than 100 economic surveys covering annual, quarterly, and monthly time periods for various sectors of the economy. Data from three Annual Economic Surveys can be found on American FactFinder:
  • The Decennial Census collects data every 10 years about age, sex, race, housing units and more for the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas.
    • The Decennial Census of the Island Areas (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) collects data every 10 years about demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics for the Island Areas.
  • The Economic Census profiles the U.S. economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level and by detailed industry and business classification.
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulation publishes estimates from the American Community Survey of the race, ethnicity, and sex composition of the workforce by occupation and geography.
  • The Population Estimates Program publishes estimated population totals for the previous year for cities and towns, metropolitan areas, counties, and states.
  • The Puerto Rico Community Survey is the equivalent of the American Community Survey for Puerto Rico.

   The What We Provide page includes links for more information and direct access to each collection.

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