Census Data: Home

What is my question?

Which Census product should I use for my question(s)?

 

Commuinty Profiles - I want to create profiles of one or more communities (metro areas, neighborhoods, counties, etc.)  that include summaries of demographic and housing characteristics.  

  1. See the list of Census Geographies
  2. See the information on the American Community Survey
  3. See these resources?

 

Small geographies - I am specifically interested in summaries of data at the smallest geographies possible (for example local neighborhoods). 

  1. See the list of Census geographies - partricularly census blocks, block groups and tracts
  2. See the information on the American Community Survey
  3. See these resources?

 

Complex cross-tabs (microdata) - I found basic tables and summaries, but they don't work for me. I need to construct more customized tables of survey results.

  1. See the information on census microdata
  2. See these resources (data.gov, IPUMS, etc.) 

 

Fast Information - Time is of the essence, I need information about mu communities quickly (and without a lot of cutomization).

  1. See these resources (Social Explorer, Narrative Tables)

 

Longitudinal/Historical - I want to compare areas over time

  1. Data resources - Decenniel census
  2. See these resources (NHGIS, Social Explorer, IPUMS,), Geographic comparisons. - Brown

 

Undercounted Populations - I am specifically interested in populations of people that arfe known to be undercounted by the census (housing insecure, undocumented, etc.) 

  1. See these resources

Where Do I go?

OK, now that you’ve told me about the Census and I know which product I want to use, where should I go to access it?