Census Bureau Data Products

To provide statistical results of censuses, surveys, and other programs on the Internet, in printed reports, floppy discs, CD-ROMs, DVDs and online, and to provide maps showing area boundaries and codes.

Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

Office - See list of Department of Commerce District Offices, and 12 Bureau of the Census Regional Offices at http://www.census.gov/field/www/.
Website Address


Program Accomplishments

The Customer Services Center, Marketing Services Office, received orders for various data products (namely, DVDs, CD-ROM and print on demand reports)in fiscal year 2005. Also, substantial amounts of data were disseminated online. The Census Bureau's Internet site continued to expand its data offerings in fiscal year 2005. (Internet address: http://www.census.gov/). Customers may now order Census Bureau products online and pay for them using all major credit cards or electronic checks.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Statistical products are used by Federal, State, and local agencies, businesses, industries, educational institutions, and the general public.

Data are available for many types of geographic areas from a variety of programs: (1) The censuses of population and housing; American Community Survey, retail trade; wholesale trade; service industries; construction industries; transportation, communications, and utilities; manufactures; mineral industries; financial, insurance, and real estate industries; and governments; (2) periodic and special surveys covering the preceding subjects; (3) population estimates and projections programs; and (4) foreign trade statistics program.

Also available are statistical compendia, directories, indexes, catalogs, and guides to statistical data.

Restrictions: Census laws guarantee the confidentiality of data concerning individual persons, households, and business establishments.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Census Bureau products are available for review and for purchase by all interested persons.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General public.


Not applicable.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Not applicable.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.


Not applicable.


sssAct of August 31, 1954, Public Law 83-740.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements




In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), audits of states, local governments, and Nonprofit organizations. Nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in federal awards are exempt from federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.



Financial Information

Account Identification

13-0450-0-1-376; 13-0401-0-1-376.


(Salaries and Expenses) FY 07 $275,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Census Bureau's Customer Services Center maintains an online sales catalog listing all data products available for sale. The Center issues the Census Product Update, a biweekly email and online newsletter to customers at no charge; please contact Customer Services (301) 763-INFO (4636) for ordering information, or check "Catalog" on the Internet site(http://www.census.gov).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See list of Department of Commerce District Offices, and 12 Bureau of the Census Regional Offices at http://www.census.gov/field/www/.

Headquarters Office

Customer Services Center, Marketing Services Office, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233. Telephone: (301) 763- INFO (4636). Information on Census Bureau training opportunities is available at: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/index.htm. Additional information about regional events and meetings and conferences in which the Census Bureau will participate is available at: http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/mso/cencal/.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.

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