State demographers provide an array of socio-economic data, demographic projections and population trend analysis for their states. 

In partnership with the Census Bureau, state demographers are housed in the State Data Center (SDC) Network offices in each state.

State Data Center Program

The State Data Center (SDC) Program is one of the Census Bureau's longest and most successful partnerships.  The partnership was created to make demographic data available locally.

The partnership exists between the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the island areas and the Census Bureau, and was created in 1978 to disseminate demographics locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments.

The SDC lead organization is appointed by the governor of each state/commonwealth, Puerto Rico, island area (American Samoa, Guam, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands) or the mayor of the District of Columbia.

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State Demographer Offices

Since their creation, the State Data Centers have provided demographic information and education on Census Bureau data and products as well as other statistical resources to millions of data users.

The SDC lead agencies organize a statewide network of coordinating and affiliate state demographer agencies. This network works in partnership with the Census Bureau through the Data Users Branch (DUB) and the Census Bureau's Regional Offices for data dissemination at the local level.

For more information, please see the State Data Center Clearinghouse.