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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.
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.
Syracuse University Libraries, in conjunction with The Maxwell School Of Citizenship and the Office of the Vice President for Research, provides access to restricted data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and and the National Center for Health Statistics. These data are available through our membership in the New York Research Data Center, part of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center Network.
The Research Data Center (RDC), located at the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER), provides access to restricted microdata for statistical purposes only. Some data may be available through secure network services, other data is available only by going to the secure data lab at CISER.
All proposals must be submitted through the Center for Policy Research at Maxwell. Gaining access to the data is a lengthy process, so researchers are advised to begin early.