The United States Constitution includes directives for carrying out a census of the population every 10 years.
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- American FactFinder
Primary online interface for viewing US Census data, including population, housing, economic, geographic, and governmental data.
- Oregon U.S. Decennial Census and American Community Survey Results
From the state Office of Economic Analysis
- Guide to the American Community Survey - CQ Press
- Statistical Abstract of the US - Historical
The Statistical Abstract of the United States has been published since 1878. It is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other federal agencies and private organizations
- Social Explorer
Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to access current and historical U.S. Census data and demographic information. It contains maps, profile reports, data elements, and variables.
- Bibliography of Data-Related Literature
Maintains publications and citations based on the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) data and archives.
- Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Datafinder
- America: History and Life
This principal resource for citations of articles and books on the history and culture of the United States and Canada includes some full text.
Provides citations and abstracts of international journals, books, dissertations, and working papers on economics.
- Historical Abstracts
Historical Abstracts is the principal resource to find citations to academic articles on world history (except the US and Canada) from the 15h century to the present.
For the US Census data "power user", DataFerrett is ntended for serious data users who cannot get what they need from the pre-defined data tables or those needing quick, yet sophisticated tabulations.