Here is the presentation about the US Census that Librarian Gretchen Gano used in the class on 10/4/2012.
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Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.
Online Databases for making tables and maps
U.S. Census Bureau's American Fact Finder
Source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data for places in the United States.
Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States from 1790 to the present. To get started, select "Maps" or "Reports."
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