U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau is the largest federal agency charged with collecting, analyzing, and providing public access to statistics collected at the U.S., State, Local, and International levels. The following links are useful for finding specific statistics:
- 2010 Census quick and easy access to the latest Census of Population and Housing
- American Factfinder provides comprehensive access to the 2010 Census of Population and Housing, the American Community Survey, Economic Survey, population estimates, and more.
- Census of Population and Housing includes PDF files of the Census from 1790 to present.
- Data Access Tools includes links to additional search engines and databases.
- Fact Sheets
- Subjects A-Z This is usually the best starting point if you think the social, demographic, or economic information you want should be at this site, but you don't know where.
- State & County QuickFacts is also a good starting point for state, county, and city-level (for cities with populations over 25,000 people) information.
- Search the Census website.
Publications is a massive online full-text collection of Census Bureau publications including:
- Statistical Abstract of the United States--current and historical years of the Statistical Abstract of the United States are available online; see the Library Catalog record for print years of Statistical Abstract with the most recent in the Oviatt Library Reference Room (ref HA 202). Note: due to federal government budget cuts, the U.S. Census Bureau ceased compilation of the Statistical Abstract with the 2012 edition.
- Census Briefs on population and business topics.