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U.S. Census Connections: A Resource Guide

Decennial Censuses of Population

This section provides resources for each decennial census from the very first one in 1790 to the present day. Listed are official census publications that offer statistics on the U.S. population with increasing detail as the census developed decade by decade. Also included are procedural histories and indexes to specific censuses that help users navigate numerous publications and find the data they need. Many of these reports are available online either from the Census Bureau website or Hathi Trust Digital Library External. Links are provided when available. Each section offers a list of links to the Library of Congress Online Catalog where the users can find more publications for each census in the Library's collections.