May 19, 2022

Research Tools: A New App For iOS and Android From the U.S. Census

Say hello to dweller, a new (and free) app from the U.S. Census.

From Today’s Announcement Release

dweller [is] a new mobile app that delivers on-the-go access to key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics for thousands of places across the nation.

Powered by American Community Survey statistics, dwellr can pull up a list of U.S. locations that matches users’ preferences for such variables as city size, geographic region, job type and income. Users can also learn more about where they are by a simple tap of the screen that reveals educational levels, housing values and commute times.

The customizable demographic and community variables featured in dwellr include:

  • city size
  • commute type
  • housing value
  • income
  • occupations
  • educational attainment and
  • demographic variables including age, race, marital status and family type

Direct to iOS Download (via iTunes App Store)

Direct to Download for Android (via Google Play)

Direct to dweller App Homepage


About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.