The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. The Census Bureau honors privacy, protects confidentiality, shares expertise globally, and conducts work openly.
The Census Bureau is guided on its mission by scientific objectivity, a strong and capable workforce, a devotion to research-based innovation, and an abiding commitment to customers.The Census Bureau operates under Title 13 and Title 26 of the U.S. Code.
The goal of the Census Bureau is to provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality and cost for the data they collect and services they provide.
From the Census Bureau website