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Census Resources

A subject guide to patrons interested in learning more about the US Census.

Recommended Print Sources

Your guide to the federal census for genealogists, researchers, and family historians Cincinnati, OH : Betterway Books, c2002. Call # 929.5 HI

The New Jersey Municipal Data Book / compiled by New Jersey Associates Montclair, NJ : The Associates, c1981. Call # R 307.7 NE 2008

The who, what, and where of America : understanding the census results / editors, Martha Farnsworth Riche, Deirdre A. Gaquin Lanham, MD : Bernan Press, c2003. Call # R 310 WHO

2010 Census Information

New Jersey State Data Center’s 2010 Census website

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World Wide Web Resources

U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau Web Site provides on-line access to our data, publications, and products.

Census 2000
Recent data from the 2000 Census poll.

Historical Census Data
The Geostat Center at the University of Virginia Library supports a wide range of academic and scholarly activities through access to extensive collections of numeric and geospatial data files; computing facilities and software for data manipulation, research, and instruction; and a suite of Internet-accessible data extraction tools.

Data Centers
The State Data Center (SDC) Program is one of the Census Bureau's longest and most successful partnerships. It is a cooperative program between the states and the Census Bureau that was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments.

Available to the public since 1997, FedStats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. With convenient searching and linking capablilties to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.

N.J. Census 2000
Frequently requested statistics for New Jersey.

Census publications relating to agriculture, foreign trade, business statistics and populations.

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