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SOC 3200: Population and Society: U.S. Demographic Data
American Fact Finder is the most robust online tool for accessing Census data. Find population, social characteristics (age, sex, education levels, etc.) economics (income levels, number in labor force, etc.), and housing characteristics at state, county, or city levels.
Current and historical census data and demographic information for the United States with tools to create thematic maps, interactive maps, and customized reports.
Building a Table in American Fact Finder
In order to obtain data from American Fact Finder, you need to build tables of the information you would like to see. Can't remember all the steps we took in class? Follow the steps in the video below to build your table's data.
Finding Census Data in Social Explorer
Understanding Census Data Tables
The demographic data available through the Census Bureau can be complex. If you're interested in learning more about the available data, the questions asked, and the process for compiling the data, see the links below.