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The mission of the Bureau of the Census is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. To accomplish this mission, Census measures and disseminates information about the nation’s dynamic economy, society, and institutions, fostering economic growth and advancing scientific understanding, and facilitating informed decisions.


Dr. Ron Jarmin

Performing the nonexclusive functions and duties of the Director of the Census Bureau

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Census Bureau’s Emergency Response Team Ready With Data

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau blog When major wildfires broke out in northern and southern California last week, Ron Jarmin, performing the nonexclusive functions and duties of the director of the Census Bureau, activated the agency’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Team (EPRT) . Demographic, economic and business data are crucial in times like these. That’s why the...

The 2020 Census and American Indian and Alaska Native Areas

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's Director's Blog As we gear up for the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau recognizes the unique challenges associated with conducting the census as accurately as possible in American Indian and Alaska Native areas. To accomplish that goal, we are reaching out to those communities years in advance to build awareness. This work includes...

U.S. Census Bureau Recruits Key Partner to Improve 2020 Count of Children

Our goal for 2020 is a complete and accurate Census. To accomplish this massive undertaking without undercounts, we are working to partner with countless organizations to reach certain hard to count populations by using their trusted voice. One of our most trusted voices are our children’s doctors – pediatricians. It was my great honor to recently ask Board members of the Federation of Pediatric...

U.S. Census Bureau Publishes Critical Workforce Statistics

In his July 2018 Executive Order , President Trump called for the Federal government to develop a national workforce strategy through the new National Council for the American Worker. A key element of the strategy is making the labor market more transparent—especially concerning education and job-training programs that are designed to help prepare American workers for success. Currently, too...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) Breakfast Roundtable in New York, NY

Good morning. It is always great being with the BCIU. I have enjoyed our events for many years, and I look forward to our discussion this morning. As we begin, forgive me the indulgence, as a member of the Cabinet, to tout the President’s economic accomplishments. In the 20-months since inauguration, there is no denying that our economy under President Trump is performing better than it has in...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Census, National Partnership Press Event at the Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.

(Introduced by Hector Barreto, President of The Latino Coalition and former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.) Thank you, Hector, for that kind introduction, and — as the former SBA Administrator — thank you for your service to our country. I can’t tell you how important it is for me to be here to discuss our plans to work with national organizations such as yours to count...

New Insights on Retail E-Commerce

Fact sheets
The U.S. Census Bureau has been collecting data on retail sales since the 1950s and data on e-commerce retail sales since 1998. As the internet has become ubiquitous, many retailers have created websites and even entire divisions devoted to fulfilling online orders. Many consumers have turned to e-commerce as a matter of convenience or to increase the variety of goods available to them. Whatever...

Our Highest Priority: Protect and Secure the 2020 Census

by Rod Turk, Acting Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau share an important goal – to ensure the 2020 Decennial Census is safe, secure, and on schedule. Protecting Census Bureau systems as well as the confidentiality and the security of the data we collect is our highest priority. The Department and the Census Bureau work...

The Census Bureau Is Keeping Your Data Safe

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's Random Samplings Blog Blog post by Kevin Smith , Associate Director for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Census Bureau Protecting the data the U.S. Census Bureau collects is a critical part of our mission and our highest priority. We know the accuracy of our statistics depends on the accuracy of the data we...

U.S. Department of Commerce Congratulates Dr. Steven Dillingham, White House Pick to Lead the U.S. Census Bureau

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross congratulated Dr. Steven Dillingham after the White House announced their intent to nominate him to be Director of the U.S. Census Bureau. Dr. Dillingham currently serves as the Director of the Office of Strategic Information, Research, and Planning for the Peace Corps. Secretary Ross also announced that Dr. Ron Jarmin will be named Deputy Director of...