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US Census Data  

A valuable public resource for demographic, socio-economic, and business / marketing data
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Demography Courses


Recent Census Books

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Guide to the Census
Call Number: HA37 .U55 B373 2013

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A Short Introduction to the U. S. Census
Call Number: HA37 .U55 C32 2012

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Mapping Census 2010
Call Number: G1201 .E25 P43 2012

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Urban policy and the census
Call Number: HT123 .M13 2011


The US Census

The US Census Bureau compiles, creates, and publishes a variety of free, public domain datasets that can be used for socio-economic, demographic, and business analyses. This guide will help you to tap into this valuable resource.

Accessing Census Data

  • Census Quickfacts
    One page summaries for states, counties, and large cities and towns. Data is from several census data sources
  • Population Finder
    Detailed profiles for states, counties, cities and towns, and census tracts. Data is from the Decennial Census
  • American Fact Finder
    The main portal for accessing and downloading all Census Bureau datasets.
  • Social Explorer
    Allows you to create thematic maps and download current and historical data. Baruch has a subscription to the full database - a more limited version is freely available on the web

Consumer Research & the American Community Survey

Geospatial Data Librarian

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