American Fact Finder
Entry ID: CENSUS_FF
Abstract: American Fact Finder is an online service that allows users
to to view, print, and download statistics about population,
housing, industry, and business. Using FactFinder, you can
also find U.S. Census Bureau products; create reference and
thematic maps; and search for specific data.
Basic Facts provides access to popular tables and maps
providing containing most frequently requested information
... from the 1990 Census and Census 2000. Detailed information
for detailed geographic areas can be found in the Data Sets
Two types of tables are featured in Basic Facts:
1. Quick Tables focus on a few population or housing
characteristics for a single geography. Choose individual
tables for the U.S., states, counties, cities and towns and
American Indian Areas.
2. Geographic Comparison Tables focus on a few population or
housing characteristics for many related geographic
areas. Each table shows multiple geographic areas in a
list. Choose individual tables for the U.S., states or
The Thematic Maps focus on a single characteristic for many
The Data Sets area provides access to the most detailed
geographic and subject matter information available. Results
from both censuses and surveys are offered. Each program area
releases their data in one or more data sets usually over a
period of time adding new subject matter or geographic detail
as results are processed, reviewed and approved.
For each data set, statistical results are provided in both
table and map format. The availability of each presentation
format varies across data sets. Check the detailed
descriptions for each data set in the Help on the top right
of the banner or the icon next to the data set name. Also
check Whatýs New or the Items of Interest for description and
announcements of current releases.
-Decennial Censuses (collected in years ending in 0; 1990 and
2000 are available)
-Economic Censuses and Surveys (collected in years ending in
'02 and '07; 1997 is available)
-American Community Survey (collected annually; 1996 forward
available) -Population Estimates (estimated annually; 2001
Use Reference Maps to create a map showing the boundaries of
a Census geographic area or areas (such as a congressional
district or census tract), as well as features (for example,
roads or waterways) and other information.
Use Thematic Maps to create a map that graphically depicts
statistical data, such as population, median income, or
The Items of Interest section provides links to data and
information of current interest. These may include newly
released tables or data sets, or descriptions of
questionnaires. These items will change over time, as new
products are released.
The FactFinder Data Sources provides more information about
the censuses and surveys available through American
FactFinder, and provides direct links to FactFinder pages
where you can create tables and maps.
[Summary provided by U.S. Census]
ISO Topic Category
Quality This service maintains high quality as required by the
U.S. Census Bureau section 515 Information Quality
Guidelines. View information and reports at
Access Constraints Requires a display resolution of 800 x 600 or higher, Internet
Explorer version 5.0, or Netscape Navigator version 4.76 -
4.79. (Netscape 6 is not currently supported), Browser set to
Use Constraints This service is available for public use.
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