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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.

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