The federal government plans to conduct a nationwide census to provide data on how people in different parts of the country are living.
It will collect data from more than 40 different countries.
The survey will be conducted by an independent organization, and it is expected to be completed sometime in 2018.
The U.S. Census Bureau said in a statement that the organization would also provide data that “will assist the Census Bureau in providing the most accurate and comprehensive census results ever.”
Government’s National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will conduct the survey.
The agency’s director, Keith Johnson, told The Associated Press that the data collected will be “useful to inform our future planning, planning for the future and for the people of the United States.”
The agency did not specify the type of information it will collect.
The data collection will be voluntary, Johnson said.
The government is using the census to help address the nation’s aging population, a problem that is projected to reach a peak of about 75 million people in 2050.
Johnson said the survey would also help improve the health of Americans and create more jobs for the American people.