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Sustainability: Census

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Census materials provide important data about social, demographic, economic, and housing characteristics of the population. There are several different types of censuses.

  • The decennial census counts each resident of the country, where they live on April 1, every ten years ending in zero. The Constitution mandates the enumeration to determine how to apportion the House of Representatives among the states.
  • The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides vital information on a yearly basis about our nation and its people. It provides detailed information about jobs, education, veterans, home ownership, insurance coverage, internet usage, poverty, and more. 

Other Resources from the U.S. Census Bureau searches:

  • The American Community Survey
  • Decennial Census summary files (2010)
  • Economic Census (2012)
  • County Business Patterns (2012-2018)
  • And more

American Community Survey

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Decennial Census

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