1,800 agencies – Helping the nation access, understand, and use Census data.
The mission of the State Data Center (SDC) partnership is to provide efficient access to Census Bureau data and products. The dedicated members of the SDC network provide training and technical assistance to data users as well as a mechanism for feedback to the Bureau on data needs and operational issues.
State Data Centers work in partnership with the Census Bureau’s Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office (CLMSO) and the Regional Offices of the Census Bureau. A Memorandum of Agreement between the states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories supports this partnership.
Since 1978 , SDC member agencies have provided access and education on Census Bureau products as well as other statistical resources to millions of data users. With 1,800 agencies nationwide, each state has affiliates that serve constituents in need of economic and demographic data. This significant support is provided by the network’s dedicated local professionals in their roles as economic developers, librarians, demographers, fiscal analysts, etc.
This website serves our SDC members by providing resources, information, products, and links in an effort to facilitate partnership effectiveness.
- To contact SDC members in your state or territory, consult the directory of lead and coordinating agencies (by state).
- Questions about the SDC network as a whole, or about this website, can be addressed to members of the SDC network Steering Committee.
- Questions about the Census Bureau’s SDC program can be directed to the Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office (CLMSO).