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help point to census materials

Census Publications Online

While many of these are available at Tutt in paper, they are also online:

Census of Population and Housing

  • Full-text decennial census from 1790 forward

County and City Data Books

County Business Patterns Online

  • include # of establishments, payroll, # of employees

Current Population Survey

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

Maps & Geodata

TIGER/Line Geodatabases -several file types for mapping census geographic data based on data (Census)

CensusScope - easy use - manipulate data or explore demographic trends, maps, charts and tables (University of Michigan)


Census 2010

In addition to the decennial census, the bureau conducts other surveys which provides detailed demographic information between each census.

  • American Community Survey - annually (except during decennial census year); 48 questions to randomly selected households throughout the U.S. providing data about income, education, household type and makeup, race and ancestry.
  • 2007 Economic Census - profiles U.S. national and local economies every 5 years
  • Other Census Bureau surveys and information

Census Bureau programs can be split into 2 broad categories:

1. Demographic