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U.S. Census Statistics: Mapping Census Statistics

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.

Census Atlas of the United States

"Containing almost 800 maps. Data from decennial censuses prior to 2000 support nearly 150 maps and figures, providing context and an historical perspective" Census Atlas

Also available in print in the MSU Print Census collection, 1 East and Map Library.

Mapping Statistics

Thematic maps show geographic patterns in statistical data, such as population or median income, displayed as color-coded areas on a map. For boundary maps see the Boundary Files and Maps page.