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Government Documents: Demographics & Census

information and resource guides from Government Documents Department


Gale Demographics Now Library Edition logo

DemographicsNow provides access to robust and highly detailed U.S. demographic data. It is ideal for gaining consumer and market insight when opening a business, finding an untapped audience for products/services, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and so much more.

Easily create a variety of reports -- standard and custom -- based on Census information, household buying patterns, income, education, retail sales, and consumer expenditures to help make informed and accurate decisions for your business.  

Accessible online 24/7 with your library card.

Additional Demographic Resources

United States Census Bureau 

Serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy

American FactFinder

The American FactFinder is a free online tool for accessing key Census Bureau data sets: the population and housing census, the economic census, the American Community Survey, and others.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Access editions from 1878 to present.

2010 Census

The latest information on the 2010 Census.

Economic Census

The Economic Census profiles American business every 5 years, from the national to the local level.

Population Clocks

Population clocks for the U.S. and world

Community Census Quick Facts

About QuickFactsQuickFacts tables are summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various Census Bureau programs. QuickFacts includes incorporated places with 5000 or more inhabitants. (Currently, Metro Areas and Zip Codes are not included as QuickFact geographies.)