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U.S. Decennial Census: Guides & Documentation

Decade by decade information about how to access and use U.S. Census reports.

Guides & Documentation

Measuring America

Map of the United States with an overlaid measuring tape and the title "Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses from 1790 to 2000"

Image courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Schulze's Guides

Suzanne Schulze's guides to the population censuses are consulted frequently. Schulze's detailed guides allow users to read about the variables and coverage of each census volume before spending time in a fruitless quest.


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