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Watch official Census Bureau videos about our latest projects, events and activities.

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2012 Economic Census: Message From the IFA
The IFA's President and CEO, Stephen Caldeira, encourages IFA members to participate in the 2012 Economic Census.
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2012 Economic Census: Promotional Video
The 2012 Economic Census is the government's official five-year measure of our nation's economy.
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American Community Survey Questions About Disabilities
This video takes an in-depth look at the "disability" questions that appear on the American Community Survey.
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American Community Survey Questions About Running Water
This video takes an in-depth look at the question pertaining to "running water" that is found on the American Community Survey.
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American Community Survey Questions About Transportation
This video explores the many benefits behind answering the transportation questions that are found on the American Community Survey.
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Census of Governments
This census reveals valuable information about the activities of governments, how they are financed, who they employ and more.
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2012 Economic Census: Beauty Salon Industry
Beauty Salon owners can learn how their response makes a difference to the 2012 Economic Census.
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2012 Economic Census: Child Care Industry
Information for child care industry business owners on how their response makes a difference to the 2012 Economic Census.
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2012 Economic Census: Construction Industry
One in a series, this video takes a look at the Economic Census's impact on the construction industry.
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2012 Economic Census: Promotional Video
A montage of different Governor's around the country speaking about the importance, benefits and impact of the Economic Census to their communities.
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2012 Economic Census: Real Estate Industry
One in a series, this video takes a look at the Economic Census's impact on the real estate industry.
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2012 Economic Census: Restaurant Industry
One in a series, this video takes a look at the Economic Census's impact on the restaurant industry.
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Census Bureau Panel: Washington Post Information Graphics Department
Panelists from the Washington Post information graphics department will discuss an overview of their workflow for creating data visualizations.
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Event: 2012 Economic Census: Washington, D.C.
Acting U.S. Census Bureau Director, Tom Mesenbourg addresses the importance of the 2012 Economic Census at the International Franchise Associate Conference.
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American Community Survey: Measuring the Changes in America
The American Community Survey (ACS) is a vital source of information about our nation and its people.
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How Do We Know About Our Nation Through the Decades
A census tells us not only about our past, but it can help us prepare for our future.
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Census in the Constitution: Professor Margo Anderson
Margo Anderson talks about how the U.S. was the first country to use a census to apportion power in the government.
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Census in the Constitution: Archivist William Fliss
William Fliss, an archivist at Marquette University, discusses how census data is vital in showing the transformation the U.S. has taken throughout the years.
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2010 Census Coverage Measurement
This video provides a visual explanation of how dual-system estimation works.
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Promotion: 2010 Census of the Population
The 2010 Census campaign involved promotional activities ranging from the Road Tour, to a national advertising campaign, to PSAs and more.
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Promotion: Road Tour Vehicle Wrap
The 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour was part of the largest civic outreach and awareness campaign in U.S. history.
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Wrap-Up: The Numbers Count
The 2010 Census was a huge success from which we will determine the total U.S. population and the number of representatives for each state.
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Statistics in Schools - Answering the 3 Questions of Statistics
One in a series, host Eric Newburger uses graphics, pictures and interesting stories to help answer the three questions of statistics.
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1930 Census - The Story of the Census
This video offers a unique look into the 1930 Census and gives an overview of the process that takes place during the decennial census.
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1960 Census of Population: "The Big Count"
Watch as the Acting Director of the 1950 Census, Professor Philip Howser, explains the importance of the census and introduces FOSDIC, used to process forms.
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1970 Census of Population: Promotional Video
This promotional video showcasing the importance of mailing your form back was produced for the 1970 Census.
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1980 Census of Population: Promotional Video
An extensive advertising/promotion campaign, utilizing tv and sports celebrities, was created to increase public awareness and cooperation with the census.
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1990 Census of Population: Promotional Video
The Census Bureau enlisted the help of the Ad Council, President Bush and celebrities to spread the word about the importance of filling out the census form.
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2000 Census of Population: Paid Ad Campaign
Census 2000 was the first in U.S. history to use a national paid ad campaign. This video contains a sample of the television ads that were broadcast that year.
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Evolution of the Census: Margo Anderson
Margo Anderson, a professor of History and Urban Studies at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, talks about how the taking of the census has changed since 1790.
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Presidential Participation in Census Bureau Outreach Efforts
This video presents examples of how the White House has helped get the word out about the decennial census.
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Statistics in Schools - Why Statistics?
One in a series, this video takes a fun and zany look at the importance of statistics.
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1940 Census - An Introduction
This video discusses the importance of the 1940 Census.
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1940 Census of Agriculture
This video showcases the enormous tasks the enumerators faced in order to ensure a complete count during in the 1940 Census of Agriculture.
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1940 Census of Housing
This video showcases the enormous tasks the enumerators faced in order to ensure a complete count during in the 1940 Census of Housing.
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1940 Census of Population
This video showcases the enormous tasks the enumerators faced and highlights the methods they used in order to ensure a complete and accurate count in 1940.

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