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Census Research Guide

A guide to understanding and locating data produced by the U.S. Census Bureau

Census Publications

Census Publications -

Publications, briefs and reports from Census Bureau experts can be viewed by topic, survey, or by series.

Census Publications by Series

American Community Survey Data Briefs (ACSBR) 

ACSBR: Short reports on specific topics from the American Community Survey.

American Community Survey Reports (ACS)

ACS: Reports on specific topics from the American Community Survey.

Census Briefs

Census Briefs: Succinct reports, data on topics of current interest. Presented in narrative style accompanied by charts and tables, the reports summarize data from current economic and demographic surveys. Prior to November 1996, Census Briefs were called Statistical Briefs.

Consumer Income (P60) 

Consumer Income (P60) : Information concerning families, individuals, and households at various income levels is presented in this group of reports. Data are also presented on noncash benefits and the relationship of income to age, sex, race, family size, education, occupation, work experience, and other characteristics.

Household Economic Studies (P70)

Household Economic Studies (P70)This series and the associated data files feature data on the economic status of households and its relationship to social characteristics and to benefits received. The data are obtained from the monthly Survey of Income and Program Participation.

International Population Reports (P95 and WP Series)

International Population Reports: These reports present demographic and socioeconomic data and specialized studies of the populations of foreign countries and regions of the world.

Population Characteristics (P20)

(P20 Series) : The annual reports in this series contain data on geographic residence and mobility, fertility, school enrollment, educational attainment, marital status, households and families, persons of Spanish origin, and various other topics. Biennial reports present information on voter registration and participation.

Population Estimates and Projections (P25)

(P25 Series) :  Included in this group of reports and data files are monthly estimates of the total U.S. population; annual midyear estimates of the population by age, sex, race, and geographic area; and projections for the United States and States. Also included are data for components of population change

Special Studies (P23)

(P23 Series): Information pertaining to methods, concepts, or specialized data is furnished in these publications. Also included are occasional reports on the Black population, metropolitan-nonmetropolitan population, youth, women, the older population, and other topics.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Use the Statistical Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.  In the spring of 2011, the Census Bureau ceased publication of the Abstract. The commercial publisher, ProQuest, took over the responsibility for updating and releasing this publication.


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