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Using the Census Website: Home

This guide will help you understand how to extract demographic and statistical information from the United States Census website

Census Publications

What is the Decennial Census?

A decennial Census for the purpose of Congressional reapportionment is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The first Census was held in 1790 and counted only heads of household. Over time, the Census has expanded to count every person in the U.S., including information on their age, race, ethnicity and more. While there may be portions of the population that go uncounted, it is the closest we have to complete demographic and economic data on the U.S. population.

Need Help?

Need help with using the Census Website?

Contact Chris Hulsman, Electronic Resources & Systems Librarian.

chulsman@hilbert.edu  OR  Call: (716) 926 8914

Reference Desk: askus@hilbert.edu  OR Call: (716) 926 8913