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Census Research: Census Research: Getting Started

Exploring the United States Census


For instructions on how to use search and use census data, click here

Featured Resource: SimplyAnalytics

SimplyAnalytics gives you the ability to seamlessly map census data. 

Featured Resource: DataFerrett

  • DataFerrett is a unique data analysis and extraction tool. With re-coding capabilities-to customize federal, state, and local data to suit your requirements. (FERRETT stands for Federated Electronic Research, Review, Extraction, and Tabulation Tool.) Using DataFerrett, you can develop an unlimited array of customized spreadsheets that are as versatile and complex as your usage demands.

DataFerrett helps you locate and retrieve the data you need regardless of where the data resides. You can develop and customize tables and select the results to create a graph or map for a visual depiction of your data. You can also save your data in the databasket and save the table you have created for reuse.