US Census Bureau — Data Access Tools

US Cen­sus Bureau Data Access Tools

The Unit­ed States Cen­sus Bureau has a page out­lin­ing its data access tools. While the data being made avail­able is sta­tis­ti­cal data, not per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fi­able genealog­i­cal data, it should be of inter­est to geneal­o­gists to under­stand trends and the pop­u­la­tion trends and geog­ra­phy of the Unit­ed States.

The site pro­vides large datasets for analy­sis, but also allows you to nav­i­gate into pop­u­la­tion demo­graph­ics for any coun­ty, state, or munic­i­pal­i­ty in the Unit­ed States.

Here are some of the resources avail­able on the page:

  • Cen­stats — Appli­ca­tions avail­able include: Cen­sus Tract Street Loca­tor, Coun­ty Busi­ness Pat­terns, Zip Busi­ness Pat­terns, Inter­na­tion­al Trade Data, and more.
  • Quick­Facts — State and Coun­ty Quick­Facts pro­vides fre­quent­ly request­ed Cen­sus Bureau infor­ma­tion at the nation­al, state, coun­ty, and city level.
  • Online Map­ping Tools — using TIGER and the Amer­i­can FactFinder
  • US Gazetteer — Place name, and ZIP code search engine.

I am look­ing for­ward to hav­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty to look at these resources.