Selected Census Web Sites

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Last reviewed: July 17, 2014

General Information

American Fact Finder
American Fact Finder contains searchable data from the 1990, 2000, and 2010 censuses, as well as the Economic Census, American Community Survey and the Decennial Census. 
http://factfinder2.census.gov/

Bureau of Economic Analysis Regional Facts (BEARFACTS)
BEARFACTS consists of computer-generated narratives for states, counties, and metropolitan statistical areas. The narratives describe an area's personal income using current estimates, growth rates, and a breakdown of the sources of personal income.
http://www.bea.gov/regional/bearfacts/

CenStats
The annual survey of manufactures, building permits, census tract street locator, consolidated federal funds report, county business patterns, international trade data, occupation by race and sex, USA counties, and zip code business patterns data are available here. Geography and dates of coverage vary.
http://censtats.census.gov/cbpnaic/cbpnaic.shtml

Census of Agriculture

Includes links to all censuses of Agriculture from 1840-2007. Current reports include state data, county data, Congressional district data, market value of ag products, and median farm size.
http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/

New York State Census Affiliate Data Center Contact List By County
This list is provided by the New York State Data Center and links to many of the affiliates throughout the state.
http://www.nylovesbiz.com/NYSDataCenter/Data/DataAffiliates/CountyContacts.pdf

New York State Census Information State Data Center
The Data Center provides downloadable and viewable files for population, migration and the current population survey, as well as economic and migration information for New York. Links are provided to PDF versions of the Census Bureau's publications which relate to New York.
http://www.nylovesbiz.com/NYSDataCenter.html

Census of Population and Housing
This site includes scanned population statistics from the federal census from 1790-2000. In addition to the basic population censuses, there are links to special census bulletins covering topics such as census tracts, manufactures, mortality, religious bodies, and telephones.
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html

Center for Urban Research
The CUNY Center for Urban Research created this census resource which includes interactive maps showing block-level race/ethnicity patterns in 2000 and 2010 in major US cities. 15 major urban regions are mapped (Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.). Block-level coverage for all of New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut is also available. Additional links lead to information from the New York Times, Long Island population change, redistricting implications, and more.
http://www.urbanresearch.org/resources

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
(ICPSR)
From the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, the ICPSR maintains the world’s largest archive of digital social science data. More than 7,000 data collections are searchable by topic, series, geography, and investigator, and up to 500 new collections are added every year.
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/index.jsp

Missouri Census Data Center

The Missouri Census Data Center offers this great census resource.  Numerous census and demographic based search engines and reports are available for users to view. 
http://mcdc.missouri.edu/

National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2000.
http://www.nhgis.org/

Program on Applied Demographics

This New York State census resource is provided by Cornell University, and offers the latest information for the 2010 census.  This data can be sorted by county and school district.  This resource also provides census based reports and analysis.
http://pad.human.cornell.edu/

Selected Historical Census Data: Population and Housing Counts
This includes population of states and counties 1790-1990, population in coastal counties 1960-1980, population and housing counts 1790-1990, population of the 100 largest cities 1790-1990, and historical census statistics on the foreign born population 1850-1990.
http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/hiscendata.html

Statistical Abstracts
Statistical Abstract data ranges from the Census Bureau's most recent edition to the historical abstracts compiled throughout the decades. Some of the data were scanned as an effort to make historical abstract information available to the public.
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical_abstract.html

U.S. Census Bureau
Contains a wide variety of economic, population, agricultural, housing and other data. Many files are available in Adobe Acrobat format, including scanned decennial censuses.
http://www.census.gov

United States Historical Census Data Browser
The data presented here describe the people and the economy of the US for each state and county from 1790 to 1970. Graphs and charts can be produced for both state and county level data.
http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/

Census Gazeteers and Atlas

U.S. Census Atlas of the United States
Census Atlas of the United States is the first comprehensive atlas of population and housing produced by the Census Bureau since the 1920s. The Census Atlas contains almost 800 maps and covers a variety of topics ranging from language and ancestry characteristics to housing patterns and the geographic distribution of the population.
http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/censusatlas/

Data Finder US and World Data
The U.S. data in the Population Reference Bureau’s DataFinder are from the U.S. Census Bureau's decennial census, American Community Survey, and population estimates.  Also included in this resource are customizable maps by country, state and city.
http://www.prb.org/DataFinder.aspx

Regional Planning Boards

These boards provide a wide variety of area specific data.

Capital District Regional Planning Commission
http://www.cdrpc.org

Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board
http://www.cnyrpdb.org

Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development
http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/Planning/PLIndex.htm

Erie County Department of Environment and Planning
http://www2.erie.gov/environment/

Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council
http://www.gflrpc.org

Lake Champlain/Lake George Regional Planning Board
http://www.lclgrpb.org

New York City Department of City Planning
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/

St. Lawrence County Planning
http://www.co.st-lawrence.ny.us/Departments/Planning/

Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board
http://www.stcplanning.org/

Southern Tier West Regional Planning Board
http://www.southerntierwest.org

Ulster County Planning Board
http://www.co.ulster.ny.us/planning/

Last Updated: July 17, 2014