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The Director's Blog

The Director's blog

Director Robert M. Groves

Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves discusses the way statistics help manage the flow of numbers in the modern world, and the Census Bureau's role as a creator of key statistical tools. See the video.


Mail Participation Rate

Mail Participation Rate

The final mail participation results are in - 74 percent of households in the United States filled out and mailed back their 2010 Census questionnaire. This final rate of 74 percent, and the 72 percent achieved in April, match the rates achieved during the 2000 Census.


2010 Census Progress

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The 2010 Census forms are at our National processing centers. The data we collect from the forms helps determine the number of representatives allotted to each state.

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The Whole Story

What is the Census?

Find out answers to commonly asked questions from the public about the 2010 Census.

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