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Government Information : Business and Economics: Census

Business resources from the Government


The Census Bureau, as a division of the Department of Commerce, conducts the following:

The National Agricultural Statistics Service, as a division of the Department of Agriculture, conducts the following:

U.S population in real time

Population by state

Population Finder

Use the Population Finder to view population trends for your community.
city/ town, county, or zip




Statistical Abstracts of the United States

Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970

Part 1 - PDF | ZIP - 52.2 MB
Part 2 - PDF | ZIP - 66.1 MB

Historical Statistics of the United States, 1789 - 1945

PDF - 55.6 MB | ZIP - 55.2 MB

Social Explorer

Visually explore demographic data, tell a story with data, and use advanced exploration tools.  (produced in collaboration with the NSF and other partners)

IPUMS National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)

IPUMS (Integrated Public Use Microdata Series) provides census and survey data from around the world integrated across time and space. IPUMS integration and documentation makes it easy to study change, conduct comparative research, merge information across data types, and analyze individuals within family and community context. Data and services are available free of charge.  IPUMS is a part of the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota and is directed by Regents Professor Steven Ruggles.


2020 U.S. Census Results

2020 Census Data Quality

2020 Census Data Products 

Redistricting Data Program

Census 2000

  • U.S. Census Data Tool
    Official Census Bureau tool to find statistics previously known as American FactFinder. Use "Fact Sheet" for basic tables for cities, counties, and states (tip - select "show more"), or "Data Sets" for advanced features.
  • Census 2000 Demographic Profiles 

A profile includes tables that provide various demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics for the U.S., regions, divisions, states, counties, minor civil divisions in selected states, places, metropolitan areas, American Indian and Alaska Native areas, Hawaiian home lands and congressional districts.

  • Missouri Census Data Center - Circular Area Profiles
    User friendly interface to find census data using a point location (latitude and longitude) and radius "values" (i.e., miles) for major census statistics on population, age, race, household income, education, etc.
  • State and County QuickFacts
    QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Census Publications

Surveys and reports by the U.S. Census Bureau

Special Collections of Census of Population and Housing with famous titles such as “Chinese and Japanese in the United States: 1910” (Bulletin 127) and ”Negroes in the U.S.” (Bulletin 129).

Additional Demographic Statistics

























County and City Data Book (downloads full PDF)

The US Census Bureau discontinued the Statistical Compendia program in 2011. The last published County and City Data Book was in 2007. For more up to date information you can use the new Census Data Tool


USA Counties Information


ZCTAs (ZIP Code Tabulation Areas)