The U.S. Census Bureau has been headquartered in Suitland, Maryland since 1942, and currently employs about 4,285 staff members. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The U.S. Census Bureau is overseen by the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) within the Department of Commerce. The Economics and Statistics Administration provides high-quality economic analysis and fosters the missions of the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. They are committed to honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share their expertise globally, and conduct their work openly.