The Family History Library (FamilySearch.org) is a non-profit service sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church has been gathering and preserving genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years.
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City will be placing the entire 1790-1930 United States Census index online in a freely accessible format.
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Use the 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 announced that the edition that year would be the last one produced at government expense.
ProQuest has now taken on responsibility for updating and releasing this publication, the most used statistical reference tool in U.S. libraries. We bring to this task 35 years of experience in acquiring, abstracting, and indexing Federal Government statistical publications and tables.
See the ProQuest link below for the most up to date information.
Census Maps, Interactive (1940- ), from Social Explorer.
Census.gov, site of the the U.S. Census Bureau, houses the following data sets:
American FactFinder allows access to the above Census data in the form of maps, tables, and reports, though the interface and complexity of the site can be intimidating to new users. Those new to the Census site should explore both the American FactFinder Tutorials and the Help Pages. An extensive Question & Answer Center at the Census site can help with questions on specific features, functions, and data types.
To get an idea of the types of data available, try searching your own street address. After you submit your address, a dropdown menu will appear specifying the type of geographic area containing your address available for investigation. Census Tracts allow for detailed views of your immediate neighborhood; select it and press 'Go.' What follows is a detailed list of hyperlinks to invidual reports regarding the address you entered.
Click here for a map of Census Tract 104 for Cook County, Illinois, home to Loyola University Chicago. Table DP-1, Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000, details sex, racial, relationship, and housing statistics for this Census Tract area.
In addition to the Help sites mentioned above, the following pages may be of related assistance.
Census Documentation, Guides, and History
A bibliography created for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.