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Census Information

2010 Census

2010 Census page

2010 Census data release schedule

2010 Census short-form questionnaire--collected name, sex, age, date of birth, race, ethnicity, relationship and housing tenure. More extensive socioeconomic information is now being gathered by the American Community Survey.

American Factfinder (FactFinder2)--Search 2010 Census data 

2010 Census for Washington State(sponsored by theWashington State Office of Financial Management)

American Factfinder search help, including brief tutorials

Factfinder Search Example: Community Information

2000 Census

Search American FactFinder, the Census Bureau's main census data dissemination tool for 2000 census tables and maps.

See the Census Bureau's Census 2000 page for more information. WSU Libraries received Census 2000 products in a variety of formats: online, DVD, paper, and CD-ROM. "U.S. Census Resources on the Web; Introduction to the 2000 Census," provides an overview.

Census 2000 Results for Washington (WA Office of Financial Management - OFM) includes Summary File 1, 2, and 3 (SF1, 2, 3) data, demographic profile data, the redistricting summary file, Census Bureau data, and OFM data.

Decennial Census Links

Historical Censuses

Finding census material at WSU Libraries

Paper copies:  census volumes from 1790 to 1940 are located in locked compact storage and can be retrieved by request. Volumes from the year 1950 to 1970 are in compact storage (open to browsing) on the basement level of Terrell Library. Volumes from years since 1980 are in the federal documents collection on 3rd floor of Holland Library.See the list of call numbers for Decennial Census volumes at WSU Libraries, or search the WSU catalog, Search It

Electronic copies:  census volumes distributed in electronic format are accessible in the library catalog (1990- ).

1990 Decennial Census electronic access

1990--dataset sources:  National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) and Missouri State Census Data Center

Selected Historical Decennial Census Population Counts. (Census Bureau)--links to data from previous decennial censuses

Digitized set of Decennial Census of Housing and Population, 1790-2000 (Census Bureau)

Population of States and Counties of the United States:  1790-1990; From the 21 Decennial Censuses. Compiled and edited by Richard L. Forstall. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Div., 1996.  Terrell Reference  Doc C3.2 P81/26

Historical Statistics of the United States (WSU only) Cambridge University Press-- over 37,000 data series from the 18th to 20th centuries.  Users can create statistical tables and graphs.   

Population schedules (enumeration), 1790-1930, are on microfilm in the Microforms room (Holland Library, 1st floor). 

Historical Washington State census data for the state, counties, and cities, 1890-2000

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