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Using the Catalog to Find Census Data

All Census Materials

All US census materials available from Randall Library

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For a specific census

  • Type UNITED STATES CENSUS and the number of the census into the catalog widget above.
  • Example: The search UNITED STATES CENSUS 22nd retrieves records for the 2000 census (the 22nd census of the United States).


To find the reports for a specific state

  • Type [state] CENSUS [year] into the catalog widget above.
  • Example: The search NORTH CAROLINA CENSUS 2000 retrieves records for the 2000 NC census report.


To find reports on specific cities, either


Starting Points

U.S. Bureau of the Census

The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the nation's leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.

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Census Surveys and Programs

Provides information about the many surveys and programs conducted by the Census Bureau.

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American Community Survey (ACS) - U.S. Census Bureau

Source for detailed population and housing information.

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Census Library

Census Bureau collection formats include audio, video, mobile apps, images, and publications.

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Census Academy

Resource from the Census Department for learning how to access and interrupt census data.

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Census Data -

Search for data from the Census.

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Census Video Tutorials

Census experts share tips and tricks about how to access and use Census Bureau data. This series of "how-to" videos is available for data users who are looking for an easy and quick way to enhance their knowledge of, Census API, and Microdata Access.

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ICPSR (Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research)

ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, including a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminology, criminal justice, social work, sociology, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

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Provides access to statistical information produced by the U.S. government, major international and intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, private companies, state government agencies, and universities. Create maps and reports from data. Compare and manipulate tens of millions of statistical data series available in the repository. Subjects include health, crime, population, finance, industry, marketing, and more.

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