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U.S. Census Connections: A Resource Guide

1990-2020 Decennial Census

Included here are official census publications covering the decennial censuses from 1990 to 2020. Some of the publications have been digitized and links are provided. The Census Bureau Publications page is a good place to get an overview of each census and find publications related to them. For further research please follow the subject heading links to the Library of Congress Online Catalog that include publications by specific geographic locations.

The following title links to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are provided when available.

The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are provided when available.

Catalogs, Guides, and Indexes

1990 Census Maps

Census Tracts: 1990

Due to the large volume of census tract reports for the 1990 Decennial Census, there are ten individual LC Call numbers, as follows:

LC Call Number LC Catalog Record Census Tract Report Number
HA201 1990n 93212177 1-55; 56 & 57 not assigned
HA201 1990q 93226897 58-97
HA201 1990r 93228374 98-125B
HA201 1990s 93228394 126-168
HA201 1990t 93229442 169-199
HA201 1990u 93229694 200-230
HA201 1990v 93230142 231-258
HA201 1990w 93230317 259A-282
HA201 1990x 93230404 283-314
HA201 1990y 93230464 315-346

Only a small percentage of census publications from Census 2000 are available in print. The majority of the data was published online. The American FactFinder, the online data retrieval tool of the Census Bureau, was the primary place to access the data online starting with the 2000 Census. Since March 2020 the data is available on data.census.gov.

Catalogs, Guides, Indexes

Census Maps

2010 Census products are mostly electronic, made available as PDF files or downloadable data via the Census Bureau's online data tools. One exception was CPH-2, Population and Housing Unit Counts, CPF-2 series that was printed on paper.

Census Maps

2010 Census History

The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are provided when available.

The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are provided when available.

Search the Library's Catalog

Additional works in the Library of Congress on the 1990-2020 censuses may be identified by searching the Online Catalog under appropriate Library of Congress subject headings. Choose the census you wish to search from the list of linked headings below. Please note that some publications may be located off-site that requires 24 hours to fulfill your request. For additional assistance, please Ask a Librarian.