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Finding Decennial Census Data Ryan Womack Rutgers University Libraries June 17, 2010 NJ State Data Center Annual Network Meeting.

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1 Finding Decennial Census Data Ryan Womack Rutgers University Libraries June 17, 2010 NJ State Data Center Annual Network Meeting

2 Finding Decennial Census Data To access the detailed version of the handout, with links intact, go to: 2

3 Finding Decennial Census Data History of the Census Mandated by the Constitution Grew from simple population counts Early 20 th Century – immigration, language, occupation Growth of Special Censuses More recently, downsizing the Census and increased annual surveys 3

4 Finding Decennial Census Data Print volumes and Schedule Data Complete runs of the print volumes of the Census are held in several locations around the state, including Rutgers, Princeton, the New Jersey State Library, and Newark Public Library. Census Bureau is digitizing volumes. Schedule data, for genealogical research and other purposes, is released after 72 years 4

5 Finding Decennial Census Data Electronic Data, pre-1970 Several projects to make early Census data available in digital form Historical Census Browser, NHGIS, HSUS, Social Explorer Distribution of Microdata IPUMS and ICPSR 5

6 Finding Decennial Census Data Electronic Data, 1970 and after CensusCD bridges the gap for 1970 and – CD-ROM distribution, many of these products still in libraries 2000 – fully electronic, American Factfinder, PUMS directly from Census Maps distributed to depositories since 1960, online for 1990 and

7 Finding Decennial Census Data Summary Census schedules (full listings of names) available in microform will be released soon Summary data available in print Census, online PDFs, and extracted in several online databases (Social Explorer, ICPSR, Historical Statistics of US) Public-Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) available. Otherwise, same as Tract maps distributed to libraries. Otherwise, same as above. 1970, CensusCD makes detailed electronic data available. Otherwise, same as above First Census with substantial digital delivery. Libraries have extensive CD-ROM data and map files. Now American FactFinder delivers 1990 data and maps too.American FactFinder Data and Maps from 2000 Census delivered primarily through American FactFinder.American FactFinder Will also be distributed through American FactFinder. The same will be true for 2010 Census data. American Community Survey supplants Census for many of the "long form" questions.American FactFinder 7


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