The U.S. Census Bureau shares what it knows
- U.S. population clock.
- Housing and genealogy info.
- Census history and facts.
Have you ever responded to a survey from the U.S. Census Bureau and wondered about the results of that survey? Wonder no more - the Census Bureau provides its results to all citizens, free and online, at Census.gov.
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts an anonymous census, or tabulation, of the population of the United States every 10 years to determine the population, housing, economic, and geographic makeup of the country. Questions include what participants do for a living, how much education they have, how much money they make, how old they are, where they live, and much more.
Now you can access the results of this research from the government's census Web site. See complete results from the 2000 and 1990 roll calls, plus selected results all the way back to 1790. The site also features live, up-to-the-second U.S. and world population clocks, plus an easy population finder - just enter your city, county, state, or zip-code. QuickFacts provides summaries by state, and you can drill down to your county or city.
Population isn't the only topic Census.gov covers; you can find a range of economic indicators here, too. Or find information related to business and industry, geography, health insurance, foreign trade, local employment, genealogy, and more. Start with the Search function or the FAQs page if you're new to the site and not sure where to start looking.
Still at a loss? Census.gov is service oriented: In the Question & Answer center, you can submit a question and the Census Bureau will respond via e-mail. You can even ask the site to automatically contact you if certain information changes.
Find answers at census.gov.