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United States Census Statistics and Information

Population

The US Census collects data on a number of different populations. Search data by subject from the US Census Bureau Population and Household Economic Topics or browse surveys and reports listed below that contain data on the population profile.

The US Census collects data on population profiles such as select racial and ethnic groups, select age groups, as well as in various socio-economic categories such as income and poverty. Census definitions of race have changed over time and reflect the anxieties and concerns of the time they were used.  Currently only the following categories for race and ethnicity from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 

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