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Historical Census Browser (UVA)
Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts (Census Bureau)
A miscellany of data first divided by geography type and then further sorted by years available. Files appear in a variety of formats including PDF, txt, html and xls. Mostly recent history (20th century and forward), but includes data back to 1790. Includes a link (at the top of the page) to digitized copies of Census publications for 1790 through 1890 and 1970 through 2000.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
D. H. Hill Reference HA202 .A4
Older years in Gov Docs (2nd floor) at
SuDoc # C 3.134:[year]
but almost all library branches also have the most recent edition
Although also available online at http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/statab.html, this annual Census Bureau publication is easier to use in print. The most recent edition is available at the Reference Desk in D. H. Hill. Use the index to find the table numbers (not page numbers) relevant to your topic. While available nearly every year back to the late 1800s, content varies somewhat from year to year. This resource was not intended to provide time series data. Sources include public and private institutions; while always cited, sources may or may not make data publicly available beyond what is provided for the Stat Abstract.