Advancing Equity with Data

Data for Equity

The Census Bureau is committed to producing data that depict an accurate portrait of America, including its underserved communities.  

  • We provide a wealth of data by key demographic variables such as race, ethnicity, sex, disability, income, and veteran status to help measure equity. 
  • We supply data tools that help the public and policy makers understand the issues surrounding inequities and enable them to propose effective, data-based solutions.
  • And among other uses, Census Bureau data can provide metrics to show assistance programs’ progress and outcomes.

A major part of our mission is to educate the public, policy makers, and stakeholders on what data we have available and how to use them. We want to empower data users with understandable, accurate, and timely information.  

We use several approaches to measure the racial and ethnic diversity of the U.S. population, including the Diversity Index, prevalence rankings, the diffusion score, and a series of prevalence maps.

We are proud to provide data that can be used by policy makers and the public to advance equity for all Americans. 

Data Programs


Partner Collaboration

We strive to make our data widely available and to provide equity in access to our data.

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