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Using American FactFinder: Using Advanced Search

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.

Accessing Census Data through Advanced Search

The Advanced Search system allows users to select from all of the datasets available through American FactFinder and access data for all geographic types. There are several steps to finding data through Advanced Search:

These steps can be performed in any order. The options on the Advanced Search page allow users to select options to limit number of tables retrieved. The tables can then be examined to determine whether the data retrieved will serve the users’ needs. A search option is also available.

Advanced Search also has a Search System that can be used to search for data.