The Census Bureau is committed to producing data that depict an accurate portrait of America, including its underserved communities.
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.
Census Information Centers (CIC)
The CIC Program provides local access, education and technical assistance on census data for planning and decision-making to underserved communities.
This section provides information on a range of educational topics, from educational attainment and school enrollment to school districts, costs and financing.
Families & Living Arrangements
Our statistics highlight trends in household and family composition, describe characteristics of the residents of housing units, and show how they are related.