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2010 Census Data Collection and Navigation
The 2010 Census is part of the Decennial Census program mandated by the US Constitution. The decennial census is used for apportioning Congressional seats, as well as many other purposes, such as demographic research, allocating funding, and informing public policy. The 2010 Census had only 10 questions. They covered these topics:
- Household Relationship
- Housing Tenure (own or rent)
The 2010 Census form
2010 Census Data Products Release Schedule
Information from the Census Bureau pertaining to the dates for releasing data from the newest 2010 Census.
2010 Census Demographic Profiles
These profiles provide more subject detail than the recently released 2010 Census redistricting data files. These profiles provide details about race and Hispanic groups, age, sex and housing status. The profiles will be released on a state-by-state basis for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Use this map to explore 2010 Census Demographic Profile data.
Data Retrieval through American Factfinder
American Factfinder is the Census Bureau's main portal for accessing Census data.
Past & Present
Census 2010 Web Site
All Things Census
A site to post messages about Census 2010 methods, findings and resources. As the counts are taken, this site will post reports on the numbers collected. This is a Pew Social & Demographic Trends Project.
1940 Census to be released online from NARA on April 2, 2012.
Make Maps with Social Explorer
This program is the easiest-to-use method for accessing and mapping decennial Census and American Community Survey (ACS) data. Unlike American Factfinder, it contains both historical and current data in one place. Currently Social Explorer has less 2010 data than American Factfinder (AFF has the 2010SF1)
For ACS data, to access Margins of Error (MOE) in Social Explorer, make sure you are using the Census Bureau's tables. Social Explorer defaults to using their tables, which are cleaned up, easier to use versions of census data. These are appropriate for some uses, but researchers needing more authoritative data and especially those needing Margins of Error will have to switch to the ACS tables, in the tables portion of the process of selecting data in "Reports"