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The UCLA Census Collection

This guide points to important United States Census information, statistics, and data you will find at the Charles E. Young Research Library and on the Web. The collection represents a part of the Federal Depository Library Program in which the Research Library has participated in since 1932. As a designated Federal Depository Library (0043) by Senator Samuel Shortridge, the collection supports the informational needs of the residents in the 29th Congressional district and the university community users.

All bound copies of the Decennial Census can be found in the Reference section under the call number HA201 for population (and Census before 1940), and HD7293 for housing.


Census Powerpoint

Learn about components of the Census through this powerpoint.


The Census

The Census Bureau, as a division of the Department of Commerce, conducts:

The National Agricultural Statistics Service, as a division of the Department of Agriculture, conducts:

General Data Tools (see "Data and Analysis Tools" tab for more information)

  • Social Explorer  Icon
    Demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to present
  • PolicyMap
    PolicyMap captures data in visually powerful ways through custom demographic maps, tables, reports and an analysis tool, Analytics. Available data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data like unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates.
  • SimplyMap  Icon
    Create maps using Census 2000 data through Census 2012 projections
  • National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
    The NHGIS provides aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2012. Funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • STATS America
    Stats America for state and county level data.
  • California State Data Center
    The Demographic Research Unit of the California Department of Finance is designated as the single official source of demographic data for state planning and budgeting.
  • Missouri Census Data Center
    The MCDC offers census data for every state in the country.
  • Code for America - Selected U.S. Census TIGER Shapefiles
    The files linked here are backups of Census data including nationwide geographies and detailed state files.
  • Pew Research Center - Social & Demographic Trends
    The PRC offers census data and data analysis on a variety of topics.


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US Census

By Maria A. Jankowska and
Lisa Huynh



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