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Census Research: Databases and Web Sites

Exploring the United States Census

Statistical Resources

Annual Economic Surveys-- U.S. Census Bureau -- The Census Bureau collects and produces economic information to provide more up-to-date data throughout the decade.

Other Surveys and Datasets

Explore Census Data

The Statistical Abstract of the United States

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 link below for the most up to date information.

American Community Survey

Search Census Records through

The Family History Library ( 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.

If you choose to use family search, be aware of the privacy policy and potential uses of your personal data.