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Census Information

This guide will help you locate and use demographic information for the United States. There is also some coverage of foreign census materials.

Library Resources

Most census volumes from 1860 to 1970 are available in Waldo Library at the call number HA 201.

Printed census volumes for the years 1980 to 2000 are available in the Government Documents Department of Waldo Library.

Microfilm copies of census volumes from 1790 to 1880 are available in the Microforms Collection on the second floor of Waldo Library at the call numbers Microfilm HA 13 through Microfilm HA 19.

Other Census Research Guides

Web Resources


1940 Census


The 1940 census wase released on April 2, 2012. Learn more at: