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PSYC 230: Community Psychology: Finding Community Data

Finding and Using Census Data

Explore Census Data: The easiest way to find basic socio-demographic information about communities is to type a town or county name in the search box on the main screen. This will allow you to explore information such as population, race and ethnicity, educational attainment, income and poverty status, and more. You can click on any table title to get more detailed information.

About the Data: The data you will access through this site is mostly drawn from the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS). ACS is a sampling program that the Census Bureau uses to determine population and other demographic figures in years between the decennial census. The most recently available data is for 2018. You may also find some tables that come from the Economic Census. This census is conducted every 5 years, with the most current data available being from 2012.

Additional Statistical Sources

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