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Gateway site providing access to census data from 1840 to present.
This page lists Census of Agriculture publications owned by the SDSU library. All titles are located in the United States Government Publications collection (3rd floor, Love Library), except where noted.
The Census of Agriculture provides a statistical picture of the nation's farming, ranching and related activities at the county, state and national levels.
The Census of Agriculture was taken was taken every ten years from 1840 to 1950 as part of the decennial census. A separate mid-decade Census of Agricuture was conducted in 1925, 1935, and 1945. From 1954 to 1974, it was taken for the years ending in 4 and 9. It was then taken in 1978, 1982, 1987, and 1992. Future censuses will be taken in years ending in 2 and 7.
Most recent surveys area available through the American FactFinder interface. The Census Bureau is in the process of digitizing older publications. Click the "Historical data" link on the left to identify which years are available.
This page lists Economic Census publications owned by the SDSU library. All titles are located in Government Publications(3rd floor, Love Library), except where noted.
The Economic Census is a collection of statistics on various parts of the United States economy. It began in 1810 with a few questions about manufactured products and expanded over the years to become a series of separate reports covering industries, sectors, and other subjects. These recent reports include data on the number of establishments (or companies), number of employees, payroll, and the measure of output (sales, receipts, revenue, value of shipments, or value of construction work done). The Economic Censuses is now taken every five years, in years ending in 2 and 7. For more detailed overview of the history of the Economic Census, please see History of the 1997 Economic Census, Appendix B.
Census Bureau programs covering local, state and Federal agencies and activities. Census of Governments available online 1992 to present.
This page lists Census of Governments publications owned by the SDSU library. All titles are located in Government Publications & Maps (3rd floor, Love Library), except where noted.
A Census of Governments was taken at approximately 10 year intervals from 1850 to 1942 and again in 1957. Since then this census has been taken at 5-year intervals (for years ending in 2 and 7). Early censuses focused on wealth, taxation, and public indebtedness. Later censuses supply data on numbers and characteristics of governments in the United States, elective officials, value of taxable property, public employees and payrolls, and governmental revenues, expenditures, debt and financial assets.
User friendly front end to data from the US Census Bureau, including Decennial Census (1990, 2000), American Community Survey, Population Estimates.
PDF versions of Decennial Census volumes 1790 to 2000.
The page lists Decennial Census publications owned by the SDSU library. All titles are located in Reference/US, except where noted.
The Decennial Census has been taken every ten years since 1790. Early censuses combined all subject areas, but after 1900 the Decennial Census began to be divided into separate publications based on subject (e.g. Census of Agriculture). When there is such a division, this list focuses on the Censuses of Population and Housing.
Census population schedules (or "name schedules") are copies of the original questionnaires collected during each decennial census. They list the individual names and family information of the people enumerated. Unlike the statistics published soon after the census, the population schedules remain confidential for 72 years.
This page lists schedules owned by SDSU Library and links to other resources for locating schedules.
Covers population, economics, government, and international relations.
The title is descriptive.
Provided by the University of Virginia; selected data for 1790-1960 decennial censuses.
Definiitons used for data from the American Community Survey.
Click "Glossary" in the blue banner for definitions and explanations of words and terms in used by American FactFinder and in the data tables.
Articles about the Census, including growth of the Decennial Census, 1790-1990, cost of taking the Census, 1790-2000, standards for the classification of federal data on race and ethnicity, Census on the Internet.
Information on questionnaires, instructions to census workers, availability of census schedules,
Referred to as "Slade." Includes Chicago, MLA, APA, and Columbia Guide to Online Style.
Citation management software available to the SDSU community.
To use the census, you'll need to know two things:
1. The level of geography - including the names/numbers of the specific areas you need.
First, you need to determine the area you need to find census data for. For example, if you're looking for information on San Diego, do you need San Diego county or San Diego city data?
For maps showing census geography names/numbers, see Census 2000 Maps below.
For more information about the levels of geography, see:
* Diagram of census geography
* Introduction to Census 2000 Data Products
* Census 2000 Geographic Terms and Concepts
2. The variables you need.
Next, you need to determine which variables you need.
Census 2000 Population variables
Hispanic or Latino origin
School enrollment and educational attainment
Place of birth, citizenship, & year of entry
Language spoken at home
Migration (residence since 1995)
Labor force status
Occupation, industry, and class of worker
Place of work and journey to work
Work status in 1999
Income in 1999
Grandparents as caregivers
Census 2000 Housing variables
Tenure - owned or rented
Value of home or monthly rent paid
Number of units in structure
Number of rooms in unit
Year moved into residence
Number of bedrooms
Plumbing and kitchen facilities
Year structure built
Utilities, mortgage, taxes, insurance, fuel costs
For more information about Census tables or variables, see:
* Introduction to Census 2000 Data Products Census Bureau
* Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin(PDF) Census Bureau