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U.S. Census Bureau

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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New Census Bureau Director – Moving Ahead and Achieving a Successful 2020 Census

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Director's Blog By Dr. Steven Dillingham, U.S. Census Bureau Director The mission here at the U.S. Census Bureau is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy. Our goal is to provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality, and cost for the data we collect and services we provide. As I took...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Concludes Successful 2018

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The U.S. Department of Commerce was hard at work this year protecting American trade and security interests, reforming outdated government practices, planning the critical decennial census, providing crucial weather information to protect lives and property, stewarding the Nation’s marine resources, in addition to supporting minority and community economic development, among countless other vital...

Op-Ed: Countdown for the 2020 Census. We are ready!

Every decade, the Census Bureau fulfills its critical, constitutionally mandated mission to count every person living in the United States. As technology becomes ever more complex and we are drawn closer together through social media, the Census Bureau has adapted to the shifting landscape. In fact, the 2020 Census is engineered to be the most robust and technologically advanced census in history....

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

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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...