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Government Documents: Census Bureau

CENSUS BUREAU

Census Bureau: The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. The census tells us who we are and where we are going as a nation. The census helps our communities determine where to build everything from schools to supermarkets, and from homes to hospitals. It helps the government decide how to distribute funds and assistance to states and localities. It is also used to draw the lines of legislative districts and reapportion the seats each State holds in Congress.

Census Bureau: Geography Reference Maps: Maps that show the boundaries and names (or other identifiers) of geographic areas for which the Census Bureau tabulates statistical data.

Census Bureau: Publications: Publications, briefs and reports from Census Bureau experts.

CENSUS GUIDES & HISTORY

200 Years of U.S. Census Taking: Population & Housing Questions, 1790-1990 GOV DOCS C 3.2:T 93

Catalog of United States Census Publications: 1790-1945 GOV DOCS REFERENCE Z 7554 .U5 U62

A Compass for Understanding and Using American Community Survey Data: What General Data Users Need to Know*
C 3.2:AM 3/29/GENERA

A Compass for Understanding and Using American Community Survey Data: What PUMS Data Users Need to Know* C 3.2:AM 3/29/PUMS

A Compass for Understanding and Using American Community Survey Data: What the Business Community Needs to Know*
C 3.2:AM 3/29/BUSINE

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census REF HA37.U55 E53 2000 >>About This Book

Historical Statistics of the States of the United States: Two Centuries of the Census, 1790-1990 REF HA214 .D63 1993

Guide to State & Local Census Geography* C 3.6/2:G 29/3/2011

Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses from 1790 to 2000* GOV DOCS C 3.2:M 46/2

Popular Names of U.S. Government Reports: A Catalog GOV DOCS REFERENCE LC 6.2:G 74/984

Population of States & Counties of the United States: 1790-1990 GOV DOCS C 3.2:P 81/26

A Short Introduction to the U.S. Census MAAG STACKS HA37.U55 C32 2012 >>About This Book

Strength in Numbers: Your Guide to 2010 Census Redistricting Data from the U.S. Census Bureau C 3.6/2-3:2010

Twenty Censuses: Population & Housing Questions, 1790-1980 GOV DOCS C 3.2:C 33/33

The Who, What & Where of America: Understanding the American Community Survey REF HA201.122 .W48 2010
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CENSUS: GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

Catalog of United States Census Publications 1790-1945 (1950) Gov Docs Reference Z7554 .U5 U62

Catalog of United States Census Publications 1790-1972 (1974) C 3.163/2-2:790-972


The 2010 Census and the American Community Survey: American is Changing, and So is the Census* (2009) C 3.2:H 19/3

2010 Census: A Status Update of Key Decennial Operations* (2010) Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG.111-635

Census: Learning Lessons from 2010, Planning for 2020* (2012) Gov Docs Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG.112-244

Census: Planning Ahead for 2020* (2013) Gov Docs Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG.112-676

A Compass for Understanding & Using the American Community Survey Data: What General Data Users Need to Know* (2008) C 3.2:AM 3/29/GENERA

A Compass for Understanding & Using the American Community Survey Data: What Researchers Need to Know* (2009) C 3.2:AM 3/29/RESEAR

A Compass for Understanding & Using the American Community Survey Data: What State & Local Governments Need to Know* (2009) C 3.2:AM 3/29/GOVERN

A Compass for Understanding & Using the American Community Survey Data: What the Business Community Needs to Know* (2008) C 3.2:AM 3/29/BUSINE

The Federal Statistical System in the Twenty-First Century: The Role of the U.S. Census Bureau* (2010)
Y 4.EC 7: S.HRG.111-372

Guide to State & Local Census Geography* (2011) C 3.6/2:G 29/3/2011

Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses from 1790 to 2000* (2002) Gov Docs C 3.2:M 46/2

Mega Commuting in the U.S.: Time & Distance in Defining Long Commutes Using the 2006-2010 American Community Survey* (2012) C 3.270:C 73

Men's & Women's Earnings by State: 2008 American Community Survey* (2009) C 3.297/2:EA 7

The U.S. Census Bureau: At Work for You* (2009) C 3.2:C 33/49


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CENSUS PROJECTS & COLLECTIONS

Census Bureau: American Community Survey: Approximately 250,000 households are sampled each month across the nation. This sample is large enough to provide estimates for larger geographies - states, cities & counties with population of 65,000 or more - every year instead of evey 10 years. The ACS produces 2 distinct data sets each year: three-year data sets and five-year data sets.

Census Bureau: Selected Historical Decennial Census Population & Housing Counts: 1790-2000

Census Bureau: State Data Center Program: Created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments.

Census by Decade

CensusScope: Easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends from the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan.

IPUMS: Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: In collaboration with 105 national statistical agencies, nine national archives, and three genealogical organizations, IPUMS has created the world’s largest accessible database of census microdata. IPUMS includes almost a billion records from U.S. censuses from 1790 to the present and over a billion records from the international censuses of over 100 countries.

  • IPUMS USA: U.S. Census and American Community Survey microdata from 1850 to the present.
  • IPUMS CPS: Current Population Survey microdata including basic monthly surveys and supplements from 1962 to the present.
  • IPUMS International: World's largest collection of census microdata covering nearly 100 countries, contemporary and historical.
  • IPUMS Global Health: Health survey data for Africa and Asia, including harmonized data collections for DHS and PMA.
  • IPUMS NHGIS: Tabular U.S. Census data and GIS boundary files from 1790 to the present.
  • IPUMS Terra: Integrated data on population and the environment from 1960 to the present.
  • IPUMS Time Use: Historical and contemporary time use data from 1965 to the present.
  • IPUMS Health Surveys: Historical and contemporary U.S. health survey data from NHIS (1963-present) and MEPS. (1996-present).
  • IPUMS Higher Ed: Survey data on the science and engineering workforce in the U.S. from 1993 to the present.

National Archives: 1940 Census: Official 1940 Census website. 72 year restriction on census records.