Constitution Day and the Census
Sept. 17 is a reminder that the Founding Fathers suggested most of the original census questions and devised how the count determines political representation.
How We Count People Experiencing Homelessness
"Everybody in our community really and truly counts."
Why Are There Census Takers on My Street?
In 1790, around 650 U.S. marshals carried out the nation’s first decennial census. In 2020, thousands of census takers will help to conduct the count.
Alaska’s Remote Areas Always the First Counted in Decennial Census
Every decade, the Census Bureau starts its count of every person in the United States in remote villages of Alaska months before official Census Day on April 1.
From Horseback to Satellite, How U.S. Census Bureau Checks Addresses
Thanks to advanced satellite technology, geospatial mapping tools and people pounding the pavement, the Census Bureau maps every address in the nation.
How We Develop and Improve the Census
Randomized experiments and carefully planned evaluations help improve the census.