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U.S. Census Resources on the Web
Alphabetical List of Resources Covered

Key:

Blue: Statistics About People
Green: Economic Statistics
Yellow: General Statistical Sources
(H) : Contains historical statistics (before 1980)

Resource name Brief description See the following guide for full description
American FactFinder Allows retrieval of summary and detailed demographic and economic data collected by the Census Bureau; some mapping capabilities. Main site for statistics from the 2000 Decennial Census and 1997 Economic Census. General Statistical Sources
Ancestry of the Population of the U.S. (SSTF 2) From 1990 Census of Population & Housing sample data. Statistics About People
Annual Survey of Manufactures Information on employees, wages, expenditures, inventories, etc. Economic Statistics
Census Bureau Economic Programs Links to many economic indicators and reports published by the Bureau. Economic Statistics
Census of Agriculture Profiles the agricultural sector of the U.S. economy. Taken every 5 years, in years ending in "2" and "7." Online data availabe for 1997, 1992, 1987. Economic Statistics
1990 Census of Population & Housing (including tract data) Population and housing data (from 100 %-count and sample data) for all Census geographic levels. Statistics About People
Characteristics of the Asian & Pacific Islander Population in the U.S. (SSTF 5) From 1990 Census of Population & Housing sample data. Statistics About People
Consolidated Federal Funds Report Federal government expenditures or obligations for all states, counties and subcounty areas of the U.S. Economic Statistics

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Resource name Brief description See the following guide for full description
County & City Data Book Data for states, counties, and cities on a wide variety of topics (demographics, vital statistics, business and the economy, health care, social programs, etc.) from the Census Bureau, other Federal government agencies and private organizations. General Statistical Sources
County Business Patterns Employment data by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) for the US, all states, and all counties. Economic Statistics
Economic Census Profiles most sectors of the U.S. economy. Taken every 5 years, in years ending in "2" and "7." Online data available for 1997 and 1992. Economic Statistics
Equal Employment Opportunity File Occupation distribution data by sex, race, and Hispanic origin. From 1990 Census of Population & Housing. Statistics About People
Foreign-born Population in the U.S. (SSTF 1) From 1990 Census of Population & Housing sample data. Statistics About People
Historical Census Data Browser Selected population and economic census data for states and counties from 1790 to 1970. General Statistical Sources
Also in Statistics About People
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Historical Income Tables From the Current Population Survey, 1947-1997 (though not all items can be traced back that far). Statistics About People
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Historical Poverty Tables From the Current Population Survey, 1947-1997 (though not all items can be traced back that far). Statistics About People
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Housing: Then and Now: 50 Years of Decennial Censuses From the Census Bureau web site. Statistics About People
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Persons of Hispanic Origin in the U.S. (SSTF 3) From 1990 Census of Population & Housing sample data. Statistics About People
Population Estimates by Age, Sex, and Race: 1990-1997 From 1990 Census of Population & Housing sample data. Statistics About People

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Resource name Brief description See the following guide for full description
Regional Economic Information System (REIS)(H) Estimates of personal income and per capita personal income for 1969-1997. Economic Statistics
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School District Data Book Social, financial and administrative data for each of the 15,274 school districts in the U.S. for 1989-1990, compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics. General Statistical Sources
Selected Historical Census Data Basic population data, including population and housing counts, population and geographic centers, foreign-born population, and urban and rural definitions and data. Statistics About People
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Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Summary of statistics on the social, cultural, political, and economic organization of the U.S. Data abstracted from many statistical publications, both government and private. General Statistical Sources
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U.S. Census Bureau Huge site that includes demographic, housing, economic, and international data; news releases; descriptions of Census Bureau products. General Statistical Sources
Also in Statistics About People
U.S. Import and Export History Value and quantity of commodities imported or exported from 1993 to 1997. Economic Statistics
U.S. International Trade Statistics Monthly export and import data for prior and current year for country of destination (for goods leaving the US) and country of origin (for goods entering the US). Economic Statistics
USA Counties Demographic, economic, and governmental information spanning several years and sources for county comparisons and profiles. In addition to data compiled by the Census Bureau, includes data from other federal agencies on subjects like banking, crime, elections, and vital statistics. Published in 1998 (Memorial Library has CD-ROM version of 1996 edition). Contains the most current data available at the time. General Statistical Sources
Zip Code Business Patterns Employment data by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) by ZIP code. Economic Statistics

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