Multi-Year Statistical Resources: Decennial Population and Housing Censuses Research Guide

Historical Census Browser
* The Historical Census Browser at the University of Virginia contains data "drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing."
* Here you can examine state and county topics for individual census years, examine state and county topics over time, and generate maps of selected data.

LINC - Log Into North Carolina
* LINC is a "valuable Web resource for NC statistical data with over 1300 data items from state and federal agencies", including the U.S. Census Bureau
* It contains historical data and projections, 1960s to 2030

Statistical Abstracts of the United States
U.S. Documents C 3.134:, 1878 to present
Census Bureau PDF files, 1878 to present in several groups
* "The standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the U.S."
* Often useful for multi-year statistics for country and state.
* The print version is easier to use than the electronic version.

Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present
Reference (1st floor, East Wing) HA202 .H57 2006
Electronic access for NCSU members.
* Millennial Edition.
*5 volume set edited by Susan B. Carter.

Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970
Census Bureau PDF files in two parts
U.S. Documents C3.134/2:H62/1789-1970
* Presents more than 12,500 time series in 24 broad subject areas.
* Access by subject and time period.
* Chapter introductions provide extensive source notes and definitions.

Historical Statistics of the States of the United States: Two Centures of the Census, 1790-1990 / compiled by Donald B. Dodd
Reference (6th floor) HA214 .D63 1993
* "A compilation of state-level population, agriculture, and manufacturing data for the fifty states and the District of Columbia."
* Includes populations of the largest 1990 cities for 1790-1900.
* Comprised of a series of tabular data drawn from census volumes.

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book
U.S. Documents C3.134/5:, 1979 to present (issued every 5-6 years)
Census Bureau PDF files, 2000
* Provides data for U.S., regions, divisions, states, SMAs, and counties.
* Access through tables outlined in the preface.
* End notes contain source notes and explanations.

County and City Data Book
U.S. Documents C3.134/2:C83/2/yr., 1949 to present (issued every 5-6 years)
Census Bureau PDF files, 1997-98
* Covers U.S., states, counties, cities of 25,000 or more, places of 2,500 or more.
* Access through tables outlined in the preface.
* End notes contain source notes and explanations.