Economic Census

Find the Economic Census webpage here.

The Economic Census has been completed in recent years 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, and will continue this pattern into the future. Data is typically released beginning two years after collection, and reports continue to be released up to four years after collection. Find the full release schedules for the most recent Economic Census here.

From the US Census website:

“Every five years, the U.S. Census Bureau collects extensive statistics about businesses that are essential to understanding the American economy.  This official count, better known as the Economic Census, serves as the foundation for the measurement of U.S. businesses and their economic impact.  As part of the Census Bureau’s mission to provide timely information on the health of the U.S. economy, this “business” census serves as the most extensive collection of data related to business activity.  Nearly 4 million businesses, large, medium and small, covering most industries and all geographic areas of the United States will receive surveys tailored to their primary business activity.”