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Federal Government Resources: Census

Help locating what Tutt Library houses along with selected internet resources.

About the Census

United States Census Bureau 

  • in Commerce Department
  • conducted every 10 years
  • the first Census was 1790
  • designate Congressional Districts
  • valuable data for government spending
  • collected data has changed dramatically

See the Census Guide for

  • publications at Tutt Library
  • Some online publications
  • Colorado state information


@ Tutt

Decennial census - 1st onward
Tutt Garden Level @ C3.X:year

Also have: 
  governments censuses

And many bureau publications
Tutt Garden Level - use catalog to find.


Census 2010

American Factfinder
  • data from the 2000
    and the 2010 censuses


 American Community Survey

  • annually (except during decennial census year)
  • 48 questions
  • random U.S. households concerning:
      income, education, household type
    and makeup, race and ancestry.


Other Census Bureau surveys and information


Census Bureau programs can be split into 2 broad categories:

1. Demographic

Decennial census records are confidential for 72 years to protect respondents' privacy.