Official data from U.S. Census of Population and Housing, the American Community Survey, or the Economic Census.
Search by a street address to determine Census geography and related population and housing data or search in a Quick Table, Demographic Profile, or Geographic Comparison Table for known geographic areas. Advanced users who need to manipulate large data sets will wish to use the Data Sets option. Static (see Map It when creating tables), reference, or thematic mapping options are also available. For more information, including full-text publications, see the U.S. Census Bureau home page.
Coverage of the Census of Population and Housing begins in 1990. All data from the American Community Survey, which began in 1996, is available. The Economic Census coverage begins with 1992 data.
Statistical tables covering population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, economic sectors, and governance and international relations. Data from as early as 1600, and as late as 2002, with the majority falling between 1790 and 1990.
Census Reporter is a Knight News Challenge-funded project to make it easier for journalists to write stories using information from the U.S. Census bureau. Place profiles and comparison pages provide a friendly interface for navigating data, including visualizations for a more useful first look.
(1790-2015) The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides population, housing, agricultural, and economic data, along with GIS-compatible boundary files, for geographic units in the United States from 1790 to the present. This is a free resource, but you need to register and create an account in order to access data.