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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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Spotlight on Commerce: David Ziaya, Chief Administrative Officer U.S. Census Bureau

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Hurricane Dorian is an active tropical cyclone currently threatening Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The fourth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, Dorian developed from a tropical wave in the Central Atlantic. Dorian is a small but potent storm. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local data that are critical to...

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Census Bureau Begins 2020 Census Address Canvassing Operation in Neighborhoods Across America

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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Responds to Contempt Vote by House Democrats

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Today, House Democrats took the unnecessary step to hold the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, and Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt after the Department spent months cooperating with the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, as well as its voluminous and burdensome requests for information and testimony. “House Democrats never sought to have a productive relationship with the...

U.S. Census Bureau Estimates 7.58 Billion People on Earth on World Population Day

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau blog World population is estimated to reach 7.58 billion this month as World Population Day is celebrated on July 11 but the U.S. Census Bureau is projecting another milestone: Annual population growth will slip under 1.0% in 2020-2021 for the first time since 1950. The United Nations declared July 11 as World Population Day in 1989, two...

The Fourth of July: 2019

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Spotlight on Commerce: Bina Kapuaikauikawekiuonalani Mossman-Saafi Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist –Tribal Affairs Liaison, U.S. Census Bureau

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Department of Commerce Disappointed with the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Vote to Subpoena Documents

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued the following response after the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s vote to subpoena documents surrounding Secretary Ross’s decision to reinstate the citizenship question to the 2020 Decennial Census: “The Department remains committed to an open and responsive relationship with the Committee and has been nothing but cooperative with the...