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Statistical Data and Information: Census Materials

Census Tutorials

Link to the Census Tutorial

Historical Data

Census Bureau

U.S. Census Bureau

American Factfinder and Census Gateways

American Factfinder

Your primary method of accessing contemporary census data: population, housing, economic, and geographic data. FactFinder enables you to:
  • Create detailed maps
  • Perform complex queries
  • Download and an analyze data

FactFinder is a powerful tool, but it can be challenging to use. See the following guides to using FactFinder and other Census resources. 


American FactFinder (AFF) will be taken offline on March 31, 2020.

Most data previously released on AFF are now being released on the U.S. Census Bureau's new dissemination platform, For more information about the transition from American FactFinder to, see Transition From AFF. Included on this page are information on historic AFF data, documentation on updating AFF links, and resource materials, including tutorials, webinars, and how-tos on using 

Economic Census

Guide to the Economic Census

County Business Patterns

Data Books

Census Geography

The Census uses some specific geographic terminology, which you should understand if you are going to search for Census data.

The diagram below illustrates the hierarch of Census terminology.

Census Geography


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