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Census Research Guide

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

Explore Census Data (data.census.gov)

Explore Census Data

Explore Census Data (also known as data.census.gov) is the primary access point for all United States Census data from 2000 to the present. It is a source for population, economic, housing, and geographic information and data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas.

How far back will the data go in data.census.gov?

The earliest data on data.census.gov will be from the 2000 Census. The Census Bureau is  focusing its efforts on moving data from the discontinued American FactFinder to data.census.gov, and preparing for major data releases that will happen exclusively on data.census.gov for the first time (e.g. 2017 Economic Census and 2020 Census). In the future, the Census Bureau may consider the possibility of adding historical data.

How-to Materials for Using data.census.gov

Step-by-step guidance to help navigate the site and find out about new functionality.

Explore Census Data Profiles

Explore Census Data Profiles provide an  overview of your state, county, or place all in one location with our geo-profile pages. They provide high-level statistics about your area regarding people and population, race and ethnicity, families and living arrangements, health, education, business and economy, employment, housing, and income and poverty.

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