St. Louis Fed’s FRED Provides Census Data on Mobile App


ST. LOUIS – FRED® (Federal Reserve Economic Data), the signature economic database of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, has collaborated with the U.S. Census Bureau to provide users access to U.S. Census Bureau data through the FRED mobile app.

FRED, a data aggregator of more than 500,000 U.S. and international time series, includes Census data on a wealth of topics, such as Total Business: Inventories to Sales Ratio and Trade Balance: Goods and Services, Balance of Payments Basics.

The Census Bureau recently retired its mobile apps. In an effort to ensure the Census’ Economic Indicators remained easily accessible to users on the go, the St. Louis Fed and the Census agreed to feature this data on the FRED mobile app. As a result, FRED has worked closely with the Economic Indicator Division to expand its coverage of the Census series in FRED. Through the FRED mobile app, users can find and access Census data. Plus, there are hundreds of thousands of other FRED data series available to app users. It’s all part of FRED’s commitment to get data into everyone’s hands.

The collaboration doesn’t end there. The FRED team and the Census Bureau are planning to add even more Census data to FRED.

Have you met FRED?

If you’re new to FRED, a seasoned “FRED Head” or just want to learn something new about FRED, check out the St. Louis Fed’s Timely Topic podcast Have You Met FRED? In the podcast, Keith Taylor and Yvetta Fortova of the data desk at the St. Louis Fed introduce listeners to the widely-used database of financial and economic data.

FRED® is a registered trademark of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.