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Using American FactFinder: Introduction

This guide provides information on using American FactFinder to find, retrieve and map Census data. It includes information on the various types of data available through American FactFinder based on surveys done by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Introduction

This guide provides information on using American FactFinder to find, retrieve and map Census data. It includes descriptions of the various types of data available through American FactFinder as well as Census Bureau surveys. For information or assistance using American FactFinder, please contact or see Linda Zellmer, Government Information & Data Services Librarian.

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What is American FactFinder?

American Factfinder is a search engine that provides access to the population, housing and economic data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. It can be used to retrieve data from the 2000 and 2010 Census, American Community Surveys (ACS), Population Estimates, the Economic Census and other Census Bureau surveys. Some of the data from these programs may not be available for areas with low populations. Older Census (pre-2000) data is available from the National Historic GIS website.

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Contact Information

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Linda Zellmer
Contact:
Government Information & Data Services Librarian
Liaison to Biology, Geography, Geology & Agriculture
Malpass Library, 415
309-298-2723
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