PolicyMap is an online data and mapping application that gives access to over 15,000 indicators related to housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, demographics and education. Data are available at all common geographies (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) as well as unique geographies like school districts and political boundaries. Data come from both public and proprietary sources. Many of the public files are available for download. Through PolicyMap, you can access all data in interactive maps, tables, charts, reports and through a unique analytic tool. You may also upload your own address level data and share your data and interactive maps with others.
Decennial Census (also known as the Census of Population and Housing)
American Community Survey (ACS)
MSU Libraries subscribes to a service called SimplyMap which, despite its name, provides more than maps. It maps a huge array of population datasets including the Census of Population and also demographic data from market research firms.
The data underlying the map can also be exported in table format. The maps can be exported in shapefile format with chosen attribute data.
For general information on accessing and using Simplymap, see this SimplyMap Guide
Social Explorer is a website to which MSU patrons have access. It provides census data from 1790 to the present. The library has purchased access made available to currently enrolled students and active faculty & staff. No password is necessary, except for off-campus use you'll be prompted for your MSU NetID and password.