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U.S. Government Information

Provides access points to sources of often used information created by the U.S. government

U.S. Census

Looking for demographic and housing data from the U.S. Decennial Census? Start with the sources below and see the U.S. Census Information guide for more information.

Locating Census Data, including ACS, using Social Explorer


Social Explorer provides an easy to use interface for census information that ranges from current to historic and also provides data access to the American Community Service (ACS) projects. 

You may navigate using the Map and zooming in closer and closer or you may use the Find tool to move directly to the closest location.

Census tract numbers are key to locating data on very precise locations.  The Social Explorer system displays census tracts and numbers like this:

The Reports Tab allows you to generate data in tabular form and that may be exported to Excel if desired.  The Excel format enables the data to be imported into statistical analysis software such as SPSS.