Montana State Data Center

Montana’s State Data Center

The U.S. Census Bureau collects and tabulates data on a multitude of subjects such as population, social, economic and housing demographics, labor force data, health care, migration and transportation. These data play a critical role in understanding our local and larger surrounding communities. Census data also influence state and federal funding, aid decision making in the legislative process, and determine each state's number of congressional seats.

The State Data Center (SDC) Program is one of the Census Bureau's longest and most successful partnerships. The partnership between the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the island areas (American Samoa, Guam, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Virgin Islands) and the Census Bureau was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments.

As the lead agency in Montana for the SDC program, we are here to help you navigate through the multitude of surveys and products provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.