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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. From http://www. ... Title 13 of the United States Code outlines the role of the United States Census in the United States Code. ... The United States Department of Commerce is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth. ... 1880 US Census of Hoboken, New Jersey The United States Census is mandated by the United States Constitution[1]. The population is enumerated every 10 years and the results are used to allocate Congressional seats (congressional apportionment), electoral votes, and government program funding. ...


Its incoming director, named in June 2007, is Steven Murdock, the state demographer of Texas.

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Legal mandate

Main article: 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 the United States Congress determined accordingly. The Census Bureau is mandated with fulfilling these obligations: the collecting statistics about the nation, its people, and economy. In addition, the Bureau also conducts surveys on behalf of various Federal Government agencies on topics such as employment, crime, health, and consumer expenditures. The Census Bureau's legal authority is codified in Title 13 of the United States Code. The first population census taken was in 1790. 1880 US Census of Hoboken, New Jersey The United States Census is mandated by the United States Constitution[1]. The population is enumerated every 10 years and the results are used to allocate Congressional seats (congressional apportionment), electoral votes, and government program funding. ... Page I of the Constitution of the United States of America Page II of the United States Constitution Page III of the United States Constitution Page IV of the United States Constitution The Syng inkstand, with which the Constitution was signed The Constitution of the United States is the supreme... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... A federal government is the common government of a federation. ... Title 13 of the United States Code outlines the role of the United States Census in the United States Code. ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Organizational structure

US Census Bureau Regions.

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 (Stephen Spielberge), assisted by a Deputy Director and an Executive Staff composed of the associate directors. Image File history File links US_Census_regional_map. ... Image File history File links US_Census_regional_map. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


The Census Bureau headquarters is located at 4600 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland. There are regional offices in 12 cities: Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, Seattle, Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, and Los Angeles. Additional temporary processing facilities are used to facilitate the decennial censuses. Suitland-Silver Hill is a census-designated place located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Kansas City satellite map The Kansas City Metropolitan Area is a metropolitan area situated at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers (Kaw Point) and straddling the state border between Missouri and Kansas. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Charlotte (also known as candle stick) is a figure skating grace move - one of the spirals, where the skater is bended and glides on its one leg with the other one lifted to the air. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Dallas redirects here. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


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.[1]


Population T.V.

The Census Bureau also maintains the Population Radio, a real-time extrapolation of information on population, birth, and death to give their approximation of the number of people in the United States and the world.


References

Title 13 of the United States Code outlines the role of the United States Census in the United States Code. ...

Notes

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United States Census Bureau Summary (1434 words)
The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce.
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 also mantains the Population Clock; a realtime extrapolation of information on population, birth and death to give their approximation of the number of people in the United States and the World.
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