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Census.gov Server Status Check
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United States Census Bureau Website Status History
Census.gov server report and response time

The above graph displays service status activity for Census.gov over the last 10 automatic checks. The blue bar displays the response time, which is better when smaller. If no bar is displayed for a specific time it means that the service was down and the site was offline.

Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
19.Dec.2014
02:564.05 ms. 
19.Dec.2014
06:064.23 ms.
19.Dec.2014
09:074.25 ms. 
19.Dec.2014
12:164.21 ms.
19.Dec.2014
15:264.45 ms. 
19.Dec.2014
18:374.41 ms.
19.Dec.2014
21:464.34 ms. 
20.Dec.2014
01:054 ms.
20.Dec.2014
04:084.38 ms. 
20.Dec.2014
07:183.98 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT -8)  |  Current server time is 07:47

We have tried pinging United States Census Bureau website using our server and the website returned the above results. If census.gov is down for us too there is nothing you can do except waiting. Probably the server is overloaded, down or unreachable because of a network problem, outage or a website maintenance is in progress...

Can't Access United States Census Bureau - Troubleshooting Instructions

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Browser Related Problems

Force a full refresh for the site. This can be achieved by pressing CTRL + F5 keys at the same time on your favourite browser (Firefox, Chrome, Explorer, etc.)

Clear the temporary cache and cookies on your browser to make sure that you have the most recent version of the web page. For instructions choose your browser :

Fix DNS Problems

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Clear your local DNS cache to make sure that you grab the most recent cache that your ISP has. For Windows - (Start > Command Prompt > type "ipconfig /flushdns" and hit enter). For details choose your operating system :

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Check our help page for step-by-step instructions on how to change your DNS.

Having Problems with Accessing Census.gov?
▼ MORE THAN 6 MONTHS AGO ...
David O'Rear · 25 March 2014 - 01:40
Hong Kong · PCCW Business Internet Access

March 2014: still can't access census.gov from Hong Kong

Anthony Barreto · 19 November 2013 - 18:18
United States · Time Warner Cable

I am in the USA and cannot access it either!

Zach Coleman · 11 September 2013 - 09:43
Hong Kong · Hong Kong Broadband Network

it's september and I still can't access the site from HK!

Crystal Wong · 8 May 2013 - 03:22
Hong Kong · Netvigator

i can't access the US census site and I'm in Hong Kong too.

Casey Hau · 14 March 2013 - 06:41
Hong Kong · The Hong Kong Institute of Education

Why we can't access www.census.gov from HK?

Richard Reinhold · 15 January 2013 - 10:29
United States · State Of Illinois

American Fact Finder has been down for me all morning. I use IE 7. Apparently Firefox users can connect to the site but my employer wants us to use IE

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