The United States is mandated by the U.S. Constitution to count its population once each decade. Data collected by the decennial census determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and the distribution of billions in federal funds to local communities.
Getting the count right matters! Arkansas receives six to seven billion annually in federal dollars based on the results of the national census. These funds support Medicaid and grants for transportation, education, public housing, community development, and dozens of other critical federal programs.
The Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program (PEP) produces estimates of the population for the United States, individual states, Puerto Rico, metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, and counties, cities and towns.
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides vital information on a yearlybasis about our nation and its people. It helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the demographic changes taking place in their communities.
The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates program is the only source of data for single-year estimates of health insurance coverage for all U.S. counties using selected economic and demographic characteristics.
Provides a simple method of accessing demographic data produced by the US Census Bureau Population Estimates Program. US, State, and County dataonage, sex, ethnicity, and race is available from 2010 through 2017 and includes a graphing feature.
Every five years the US Census Bureau measures US business activity by conducting an Economic Census. Based on data from approximately 3.7 million business locations, the census provides the foundation for determining the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) and other leading economic indicators.
This site provides actionable data for economic developers interested in site requests, developing metrics, grant writing and strategic planning. Stats America provides effective access to hundreds of data sets from dozens of federal, state and commercial sources. All data is verified, sourced and pdated as soon as new information is released.