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Sources, information and How-To's regarding the United States Census - the Bureau and its programs.

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Census Basics

The United States Census Bureau collects a vast amount of information on the residents and businesses of the United States. Finding the exact information you need can often be a daunting endeavor simply due to how much information is available. Here we try to make this task a little easier.

This guide is divided in three main sections:

We also have a page with Help and How-to files. The Census Bureau has a very good section on How to Use the Data.

Although, the Census Bureau web site, and in particular, American FactFinder, is the definitive source for census data, there are other web sites and products that provide census and related data in a sometimes easier to use format.  These include:

Please note that data for school districts are available from the National Center for Education Statistics' School District Demographics System.

Then Census Bureau also produces many publications in their Publications and Newsroom sections.

Numeric Data Resources

Paul Bern
Contact:
Rm 352 E.S. Bird Library

222 Waverly Ave

Syracuse, NY 13244

315-443-1352