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American FactFinder

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2020 3:34 PM

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This database is freely available to the general public via the Internet.


The Census Bureau intended American FactFinder to be the primary distribution tool for the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, but it has since become the key dissemination tool for all Bureau censuses, surveys, and estimates. Selected programs include:

  • American Community Survey
  • American Housing Survey
  • Annual Survey of Manufactures
  • Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll
  • Annual Survey of Public Pensions
  • Annual Survey of School System Finances
  • Annual Survey of State Government Finances
  • Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections
  • Business Expenses Survey
  • Business Patterns
  • Census of Governments
  • Commodity Flow Survey
  • Decennial Census
  • Economic Census
  • EEO Tabulation
  • Nonemployer Statistics
  • Population Estimates
  • Survey of Business Owners

What We Provide - Learn about the data available in American FactFinder for descriptions of selected datasets.(

Searching Tips:

Using FactFinder - Getting started with American FactFinder (A good starting point if you are unfamiliar with the database.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Glossary (If unfamiliar with census data, play close attention to the Glossary. Terms that seem straight forward are not always what they seem to be.

How to Use American FactFinder

Dates Covered

Dates vary depending upon the dataset.

Print Counterpart

Census of Population and Housing - Links to PDF copies of decennial census publications from the 1790-2000.

Check the UB Libraries Catalog for copies available in the UB Libraries. UB has all printed publications issued since the 1960 census, and selected paper copies of earlier materials

Microfilm copies of all publications between 1790 and 1950 are in the ASL Media Center at MicFilm HA 195 U5 1975. Check the Bibliography and Reel Index: A Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the United States Decennial Census Publications, 1790-1970 for reel numbers.
Lockwood Reference Z7554 U5 R47 1975
ASL Media Center Z7554 U5 R47 1975


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