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Census Information: Historical Census Research

The United States Constitution includes directives for carrying out a census of the population every 10 years.

About the US Census

US Census Bureau LogoThe United States Constitution includes directives for carrying out a census of the population every 10 years. Over the past 200 years that charge has expanded and changed to include other census types. In addition, state and local governments create and manage statistics.

History of the US Census Bureau

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