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American Fact Finder
Entry ID: CENSUS_FF
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Summary
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
area.

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
counties.

The Thematic Maps focus on a single characteristic for many
geographic areas.

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
available)

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
industry data.

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]

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: American Fact Finder main page where users can search the
service, look at FAQ and find help on using the fact finder.
Service Citation
Originators: U.S. Census Bureau
Title: American Fact Finder
Provider: U.S. Census Bureau
URL: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/BasicFactsServlet
ISO Topic Category
BOUNDARIES
ENVIRONMENT
HEALTH
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE
SOCIETY
STRUCTURE
Quality
This service maintains high quality as required by the
U.S. Census Bureau section 515 Information Quality
Guidelines. View information and reports at
http://www.census.gov/qdocs/www/.
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
accept cookies, and browser with JavaScript and style sheets
enabled.
Use Constraints
This service is available for public use.
Service Provider
Bureau of Census, U.S. Department of Commerce

Service Provider Personnel
Name: BUREAU OF THE CENSUS CUSTOMER SERVICES
Phone: 301-763-4100
Phone: TDD 301-457-4611
Fax: 301-457-4714
Email: webmaster at census.gov ;comments at census.gov
Contact Address:
Customer Services Branch
Data User Services Division
U.S. Census Bureau
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20233
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: onlne
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2003-01-09
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-10-16
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