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U. S. Census of Population and Housing

Posted: Jul 22, 2010

Overviews To Top

  • Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census (1860-2000) / Margo J. Anderson, Editor.
    Location in Folsom Library:
    REF HA37.U55 E53 2000, Main Floor
  • Understanding the Census: A Guide for Marketers, Planners, Grant Writers and Other Data Users / Michael R. Lavin
    Location in Folsom Library:
    REF HA201.L38x 1996 Main Floor

Compendia To Top

  • American Fact Finder
    Index of data provided by the US Census Bureau, including population, ethnic, divorce, economic, poverty, and migration statistics.
  • American Community Survey (ACS)
    An on-going survey sent to a sample of the population which tells what the population looks like and how it lives.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States : Earliest Times to the Present / Susan B. Carter.
    Location in Folsom Library:
    Ref HA202 .H57 2006 Volumes 1-5 Main Floor
  • Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970.
    Location in Folsom Library:
    HA202 .A385 1976 Part 1-2 Third Floor Library Use Only

Historical Censuses To Top

  • Historical Statistics of the United States : Earliest Times to the Present / Susan B. Carter.
    Location in Folsom Library:
    Ref HA202 .H57 2006 Volumes 1-5 Main Floor

1990 Census To Top


2000 Census To Top


2010 Census To Top

  • American Fact Finder
    Index of data provided by the US Census Bureau, including population, ethnic, divorce, economic, poverty, and migration statistics.
  • American Community Survey (ACS)
    An on-going survey sent to a sample of the population which tells what the population looks like and how it lives.

Updates - Census Surveys To Top

Population - Selected Surveys

  • American Community Survey
    New nationwide survey design to provide communities with a look at how they are changing; Will replace the long for in future censuses and is a critical element in the Census Bureau's re-engineered 2010 cnesus. Data is available for 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.
  • Current Population Survey (CPS)
    Monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey has been conducted for more than 50 years

Housing - Selected Surveys

  • American Housing Survey
    Asks questions about the quality of housing in the United States. National (biennial) and Metropolitan (every six years) data.

Construction - Selected

  • Current Construction Reports
    Presents estimates for the United States of the value of total new construction put in place by type of construction (residential, nonresidential, public utility, public buildings, and the like) and by type of owner (private, State or local, or Federal government).

Demographic Surveys

Economic Surveys

Surveys from Other Agencies
The Census Bureau collects information in many other surveys and provides the data to the survey sponsor for release.


Questionnaires: 1790 - 2000 To Top


Finding Aids 1790-2000 To Top

1790-1980

  • Bureau of the Census Catalog of Publications, 1790-1972.
    Print is Library Use Only
    Z7554.U5 U32 First Floor Library Use Only
  • Bureau of the Census Catalog. 1973-1979.
    Location in Folsom Library:
    Z7554.U5 U32 First Floor Library Use Only
  • Federal Population Censuses: Catalogs of NARA Microfilm.
    Directions: Enter the phrase, federal population censuses, in the search box in the upper right corner. Click on GO button.
    Contents: The 1790--1890 Federal Population Censuses -- The 1900 Federal Population Census -- The 1910 Federal Population Census -- The 1920 Federal Population Census
  • Index to Selected 1970 Census Reports / Paul T. Zeisset.
    Location in Folsom Library:
    REF HA201 1970 .A47x Main Floor
  • Population Information in Nineteenth Century Volumes / Suzanne Schulze.
    Location in Folsom Library:
    REF HA 214 S31x 1983 Main Floor
  • Population Information in Twentieth Century Census Volumes, 1900-1940 / Suzanne Schulze.
    Location in Folsom Library:
    REF HA 214 S32x 1988 Main Floor
  • Population Information in Twentieth Century Census Volumes, 1950-1980 / Suzanne Schulze.
    Location in Folsom Library:
    REF HA 214 S32x 1988 Main Floor

1980s

  • Subject Index to the 1980 Census of Population and Housing Polly-Alida Farrington.
    Location in Folsom Library:
    REF HA201 1980 .F3x Main Floor
  • Population Information in Twentieth Century Volumes, 1950-1980 / Suzanne Schulze.
    Location in Folsom Library:
    REF HA 214 S32x 1988 Main Floor

1990s

  • Subject Index to the 1990 Census of Population and Housing / Michael R. Lavin, Jane Winthrop, Cynthia Cornelius.
    Location in Folsom Library:
    REF HA201 1990 .F3x 1997 Main Floor

2000



Geography To Top

  • Maps and More: Your Guide to Census Bureau Geography.
    Location in Folsom Library:
    REF HA37.U55 M36x 1992 Main Floor
  • Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 / William Thorndale and William Dollarhide.Baltimore .
    Location in Folsom Library:
    REF G1201.F7 T5 1987 Main Floor

Data Access Tools To Top

  • Access Tools
    Includes interactive tools, software to download; direct file access; sending files to the Census Bureau; and access tools from other sites.

State Data Centers To Top

  • State Data Centers
    • Cooperative program between the states and the Census Bureau
    • Makes data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments.

Citing Government Publications To Top



Prepared by Colette O. Holmes, Management Librarian, Folsom Library, holmec@rpi.edu

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