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New features at Census

The Census Burear reports that it has improved its search engine and is providing a new version of “QuickFacts.”

Recently, we rolled out two exciting new features on Census.gov — a better search engine and a new version of QuickFacts.

Our new “smart search” not only provides the statistics you are looking for directly on the search page, but also shows visualizations of popular search topics and links to related information. You can now get statistics from multiple Census Bureau data sources on popular topics such as income, poverty and population.

Our search function now also includes NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) codes, making business information easier to access.

Based on customer feedback, we’ve also released a completely reimagined QuickFacts site, available in beta at www.census.gov/quickfacts. Prior to this revamp, the QuickFacts application had been virtually unchanged since its launch in 2000. This new version maintains the original ease of use but also includes many improvements, like fully interactive, customized tables that let you view statistics for up to six locations side by side. Want to view data on a map instead of a table? Now you can.

We’ve also added charting, social media sharing, and type-ahead search.

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