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  U.S. Census Bureau
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  PartyUnknown
NameRobert Santos
Won11/04/2021
Votes58 (62.37%)
Margin23 (+24.73%)
Term11/10/2021 - 01/20/2025


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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Department of Commerce  
Websitehttp://www.census.gov/
Established July 01, 1903
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorScott³
Last ModifiedScott³ February 05, 2009 05:20pm
Description The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title 13 U.S.C. § 11)
is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. It is the government agency that is responsible
for the United States Census.

The Constitution of the United States directs that the population be enumerated at least once every ten
years (through the U.S. Census), and each state's number of Federal Representatives in Congress
determined accordingly. The Census Bureau is mandated with fulfilling these obligations: the collecting
statistics about the nation, its people, and economy. The Census Bureau's legal authority is codified in
Title 13 of the United States Code. The first census taken was in 1790.

Since 1903, the official census-taking agency of the United States government has been the Bureau of
the Census. The Bureau is headed by a Director, assisted by a Deputy Director and an Executive Staff
composed of the associate directors.

The Census Bureau headquarters is located at 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland. There are
regional offices in 12 cities: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, Seattle,
Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, and Los Angeles. Additional temporary processing facilities are used
to facilitate the decennial censuses.

The Census Bureau also runs the Census Information Center cooperative program that involves 58
"national, regional, and local non-profit organizations." The CIC program aims to represent the interests
of underserved communities.

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