Census statistics are a rich source of U.S. economic, social and demographic statistics, particularly for small areas and local communities.
This is a basic guide to the major U.S censuses. For further assistance contact Hailey Mooney.
Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field. Graph individual tables or combine data into "custom tables" and download tables for use in spreadsheets and other applications.
Describes the history, politics, and concepts behind the United States decennial census. The economic and agriculture censuses and other surveys taken by the Census Bureau are also identified and discussed.
"Provides census questionnaires and instructions for decennial censuses from 1790-2000. It also presents a history of the decennial censuses from 1790 to 2000 and offers individual histories of the U.S. census from the first (1790) to the sixteenth (1940). Later censuses are discussed in more detail."
See also, the Census History site.
Beautiful and interesting visualizations of Census data, with a focus on historical population data. Be sure to click on the Census Tools option for links to other options such as the interactive 2010 map.