Working with U.S. Census Data

The U.S. Census of Population & Housing is a vast statistical resource for the study of American demographic, social, and economic change. Inherently geographic, since data is gathered based upon a person's place of residence, the Census of Population & Housing has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. There are many different sources and formats for the data; for a comparsion of the advantages and disadvantages consult the Census Source Table (pdf format).


Measuring America: The Decennial Census from 1790-2000 provides details of changes

to the census questionnaire, geographic areas reported, and data collection methods.


Use the WAGDA Census geodatabases
Get Census Data into ArcGIS
Introduction to GIS and Census Mapping
Working with 2000 Census Data in ArcGIS
4 Easy Steps to 2000 Census Data
Excel Tips
Access Tips

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