The U.S. Census Bureau measures the nation’s population once every 10 years. It also measures U.S. businesses every 5 years with the Economic Census. Companies who receive the census are required by law to respond. Due date is June 12, 2018.
Companies report their 2017 year-end numbers for each business location, including sales or revenue, employment, payroll, and industry-specific information. By law, all responses are kept confidential and company data are used for statistical purposes only.
In early May, respondents will receive an official letter from the Census Bureau with a unique company code and online response instructions. Results from the Economic Census are free and available online.
By completing the census, companies are contributing to a wealth of valuable data—and sometimes surprising insights—that can help grow their business.