May 23, 2022

New Report: “Who Votes? Congressional Elections and the American Electorate: 1978-2014”

From the U.S. Census: Who Votes? Congressional Elections and the American Electorate: 1978-2014, uses data collected by the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. This report provides a detailed historical portrait of voters in congressional elections, and it examines voting patterns by age, race and Hispanic origin and includes a look at early and absentee voting. […]

Archived Version of Yesterday’s Intro to American FactFinder Training Webinar Now Online

American FactFinder is a database for data from the U.S. Census. Details about the data it offers. The intro webinar is titled, “Access Census Bureau Stats: American FactFinder” and was recorded on February 13, 2013. During the one hour webinar, you’ll learn: How to Access the American FactFinder A Look at Key American FactFinder Features […]

Reference Shelf: First Look at Key Demographic Characteristics of New Congressional Districts

From the U.S. Census: For the first time, the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey is providing access to detailed demographic data on congressional districts for the 113th Congress. These statistics include age, education, occupation, income and veteran status. They are accessible via Easy Stats, the Census Bureau’s new online tool offering quick and easy access […]

Reference: U.S. Launches Interactive Global HIV/AIDS Database on

From the United States Census: The U.S. Census Bureau today launched an interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. The database was developed in 1987 and now holds 149,000 statistics, an increase of approximately 10,800 new estimates in the last year, making it the most complete of its […]

Reference: Fast Facts: Fastest Growing U.S. Cities Since 2010 Census

From the U.S. Census: Texas had eight of the 15 most rapidly growing large cities between Census Day (April 1, 2010) and July 1, 2011, according to population estimates for all of the nation’s incorporated cities and towns and minor civil divisions released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. “These estimates provide our first look […]

U.S. Census Releases New Version of OntheMap for Emergency Management Interactive Web App

From a U.S. Census E-Mail: New features in the Census Bureau’s OnTheMap application improve access to workforce and demographic statistics for emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities. The application automatically incorporates real-time data updates from the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center, Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). New […]

New Reference Resource: State-Level Maps and Graphs on Voting From U.S. Census

From the U.S. Census Web Site: The Census Bureau today released a menu-driven, interactive Web page permitting users to access for any state a series of graphs showing percentages of adults who voted and registered in every congressional and presidential election between 1996 and 2010. In addition to graphs showing voting and registration trends over […]

1940 U.S. Census Records from New York State Now Searchable by Name

New York is the latest addition to states where 1940 U.S Census records are searchable by name via Records are free to search. Additional info/links in this blog post. Other states with records searchable by name (as of June 6, 2012): Delaware D.C. Maine Nevada But wait, that’s not all! More Records: New York […]

Developers: U.S Census Plans to Release API Next Month, New Mobile Apps Also Coming Soon

UPDATE (June 7, 2012): Census Formally Releases Data API (via TechPresident) Direct to info at From Government Technology: The Census Bureau plans to launch an application programming interface in the next month that will stream its data straight to developers, Stephen Buckner, director of the bureau’s Center for New Media and Promotion, said Monday. […]

Reference: U.S. Census Bureau Releases ACS Selected Population Tables, American Indian & Alaska Native Tables

From the U.S. Census: We are pleased to announce the release of the 2006-2010 American Community Survey (ACS) Selected Population Tables and the 2006-2010 ACS American Indian and Alaska Native Tables. This is the first time new detailed estimates about the social, economic and housing characteristics of hundreds of race, tribal, Hispanic and ancestry groups […]