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Getting Started with the U.S. Census: Social/Economic Census Sources

Census Aggregated Data Sources

The following databases and websites allow researchers to access Census population and household economic statistics.  Some provide census data for the most recent few years, others go back to 1790.  These contain aggregated statistics (statistics that have been processed into easy to use, pre-made tables).

Census Numeric Data Sources

The following provide Census numeric data and may require a statistical software package (Stata, R, SPSS, SAS, etc) to access and process the data.