Census.gov Design Refresh

Monday, September 19th, 2022

As part of our mission to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people, places and economy, the U.S. Census Bureau announced the launch of the refreshed census.gov website that is designed to present data in an even more user-friendly way.

The Census Bureau conducted extensive customer research and usability testing to identify ways to improve the digital experience and enhance how users find statistics for research, projects and business needs. The Census Bureau has boosted overall site performance and mobile functionality along with updating the visual design.

The Census Bureau has also streamlined the website’s navigation in response to customer feedback and usability testing. This includes two major updates:

  • The website’s main navigation (running horizontally across the top of the page) is now simplified to the following categories: Topics, Data & Maps, Surveys & Programs, and Resource Library. 
  • The website is also introducing audience-based navigation with options for Partners, Researchers, Educators, and Survey Respondents the ability to jump into relevant content across census.gov.

The refreshed census.gov website debuted September 17. The Census Bureau plans to continue to improve the site based on additional testing and feedback from web visitors and stakeholders. For more information about the changes, please watch this video.

Sourced from U.S. Census Bureau