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Census: Census

help point to census materials

About the Census

United States Census Bureau 

  • in Commerce Department
  • conducted every 10 years to draw Congressional District lines
  • valuable data for government spending of tax money
  • collected data has changed dramatically since the first Census in 1790

Related Publications

While many of these are available at Tutt in paper, find them online:

Census of Population and Housing

  • Full-text decennial census from 1790 forward
  • incomplete but more being added

County and City Data Books

  • Electronic versions 1944-2000 editions 
  • Contains official statistics for all U.S. counties

County Business Patterns Online

  • data for 1977-2000
  • data base for county, state, and national level business 
  • include # of establishments, payroll, # of employees

Current Population Survey

  • monthly survey
  • nation and state estimates
  • labor force characteristics
  • by age, sex, race, marital status, and education
  • by occupation, industry, etc.
  • also enrollment, income, experience, benefits, etc.

Censuses @ Tutt

Decennial census

1790, 1st forward in the Tutt Garden Level @ C3.X:year, (also for request on microfiche and CD-Rom)

And many bureau publications, use the TIGER catalog

Also have agricultural, economic, governments:

  • Agriculture Census 1992, 1997, and 2002, Department of Agriculture/National Agricultural Statistics Service.
  • Economic Census 1992, 1997 and 2002 from American Factfinder
  • Other Censuses — Construction, Manufacturing, Government, Mining 1992, 1997 and 2002

U.S. Territory and Statehood Status by Decade, 1790-1960

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