Finding Demographic Statistics

United States

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American FactFinder
Central source for demographic, economic, and geographic data from the Census Bureau. Tips and tutorials are available from the U.S Census. See also free recorded webinars from the GPO (Government Printing Office) and the U.S. Census Bureau
2010 Census
Has Population Finder; Press and Media; and Census Briefs and Reports. Use "See More" feature to find resources such as Look at Your Community (down to the block level); Guide to State and Local Census Geography; and 2010 Census Demographic Profiles.
Census 2000
News and reports on the 2000 census.
1990 Census
Statistics from the 1990 census.
United States Historical Census Data Browser
Covers Census statistics from 1790 to 1960. Choose the year and then data needed.
U.S. Census Bureau: People and Households
Links to current and historical population data from the people who do the actual count. Includes estimates, projections, and housing statistics, as well as specialized reports on everything from ancestry to marital status to poverty rates. Many reports are in PDF format.
Social Statistics Briefing Room: Demographic Statistics
From 1996 to 2008, a White House resource. Had links to selected current demographic statistics as reported by various federal agencies. Now an archived page from the term of President George W. Bush.


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Population and Economic Detail for Cities, Counties, MSAs, and States (Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Links to populations estimates for Texas, state MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas), counties, and cities. All data are in XLS format.
Texas Population Projections Program (Texas State Data Center)
Population projections for Texas counties and the state as a whole from 2015 through 2050.
Texas State Data Center
Part of a national network, the TSDC is Texas' "official source of demographic, economic, and social statistics produced by the Census Bureau." State Data Centers provide training and technical assistance for anyone interested in finding and using the data: local governments, the business community, and the general public.

Other Guides

Statistical Insight (WTAMU only)
This database from ProQuest provides indexing, abstracting, and selected full-text for U.S. government statistical publications including: select tables from U.S. government and business reports (1999 - present); U.S. Federal statistical publications (coverage from 1973); International statistical publications from the UN, EU, OECD, etc. (coverage from 1983); and U.S. state government, business, and research institute statistical publications (coverage from 1980).
Statistical Resources on the Web: Demographics
General web page has link to Demographics: Population, Social, Economic Characteristics, Poverty. Very thorough guide to finding demographic and housing statistics online.
Government Information: Statistics on Education
Links to United States and Texas resources with statistics on elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education.
Fedstats: One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics
A central site intended to to provide easy access to statistics provided by the more that 90 federal agencies which produce statistics of interest to the public. Browse through a list of topics or search by keyword.
U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau strives to collect timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United States. Search by keyword or browse lists of available subjects.

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