The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. We have been headquartered in Suitland, Maryland since 1942, and currently employ about 4,285 staff members. We are part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and overseen by the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA). We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly. We are guided on this mission by our strong and capable workforce, our readiness to innovate, and our abiding commitment to our customers.