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Census Research

guide that describes major aspects of the Census, links to key online sources, and highlights print collections in the Blume Library

2010 Census and Estimates

Key Resource

Other Important Resources

American Community Survey (ACS)

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a major ongoing and annual survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau which covers demographic, economic, housing, and social information.  The ACS gives estimates as it is sample of the U.S. population. There are three releases to the ACS, the 1-year estimates (populations of 65,000 for more), 1-year supplemental estimates (populations of 20,000 or more), and the 5-year estimates (all populations including small geographies).  

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ACS Content Overview areas: Topics:  POPULATION: SOCIAL: Ancestry, Citizenship, Disability, Educational Attainment, Fertility, Grandparents, Language, Marital Status, Migration, School Enrollment, Veterans;  DEMOGRAPHIC: Age, Hispanic Origin, Race  Relationship, Sex ECONOMIC: Class of Worker, Commuting, Employment Status, Food Stamps (SNAP), Health Insurance.  Hours/Week and Weeks/Year Income, Industry & Occupation - HOUSING:  Computer & Internet Use, Costs (Mortgage, Rent, Taxes, Insurance), Heating Fuel, Home Value, Occupancy, Plumbing/Kitchen Facilities, Structure, Tenure (Own/Rent), Utilities, Vehicles, Year Built/ Year Moved In

2020 Upcoming Census: News

Print: 2010 Census

2010 CensusThe Blume Library did not receive many printed reports from the 2010 Census.  The items listed here are available in print or via DVDs. 

CDs and DVDs must be requested at the Circulation Counter and may be checked out by St. Mary's students, faculty and staff for 7 days. Non-St. Mary's users may use them in the Library. They are located in a filing cabinet in the Government Documents area, in the Blume Library office.