Census Facts

KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.


Staff Recommends

Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records by Loretto SzucsYour Guide to the Federal Census for Genealogists, Researchers, and Family Historians by Kathleen  HinckleyFinding Answers in British Isles Census Records by Echo KingIndustry Research Using the Economic Census: How to Find it, How to Use it by Jennifer BoettcherThe American Census Handbook by Thomas Kemp

Databases (most require KPL library card)

American Ancestors.org

If you're doing genealogical research on ancestors from New England, this is a key resource.  In Central Library only.

Ancestry Library

Includes Access to Ancestry.com for Fee Databases Powered by Ancestry.com, allows family researchers access to search through a database comprised of an array of public records. Provided via ProQuest, includes Census Records, Passenger Lists, etc.  In library use only.

Community Resources

W E Upjohn Institute for Employment Research


Census 2010

2010 Census Information from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

Michigan 2010 Census Planning

Interactive website enables you to graph and map data to determine "Hard to Count" areas.  Includes links to national and MI resources.

1870 Census Index for Michigan - Library of Michigan

Index searchable by name or location within Michigan.

1930 Census Microfilm Locator - National Archives & Records Administration

A comprehensive guide to the 1930 census. Learn how the census was taken, which records survive today, and how to find microfilm that may contain your family's records.

American Community Survey Handbooks

Census and population data from the U.S. Census.

American Factfinder (Census Bureau)

Your source for population, economic, housing, geographic data and more from a variety of U.S. Census Bureau surveys.

Census 2000 for School District Demographics

Provides access to detailed demographic data and related mapping data for each U.S. public school district.

Census Bureau

Access the most current census information through the Census Bureau's site, as well as statistical data compiled on demographics, geography and business.

Census Bureau - 2000

Your portal to the most up to date information regarding the Census 2000 findings.

Census Bureau - Federal, State, and Local Reports

Locate statistical data, summary reports, survey forms and government publications for federal, state, and local levels. 

Census Bureau - Historical Data

Census Bureau has released historical censuses, 1790-1860 and Statistical Abstracts, 1876-1936 and 1953-1958.

Census Bureau Demographic Profiles for 2000 Census

Provides searchable access to demographic information and data for all fifty states.

Census of Population and Housing

Census of Population and Housing - State and County Quickfacts

Census Tract Information - U.S. Census Bureau

Guide for users interested in comparing and contrasting the changes in census tract data.

City Data

Profiles of U.S. cities.  Includes pictures, maps, satellite photos, stats about residents and much more.

County and City Data Book

Official population and housing data.

Current Population Survey

Primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population. 

ePodunk The Power of Place

Find information about American cities and towns. Includes cemeteries, airports, libraries, newspapers, and demographics. Information about common misspellings of American place names plus more than 5,000 former place names of communities in 37 states.

Historical Statistics of the United States

Selected historical statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Kids Count - Census Data on Children and Families

A national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S.

Michigan Census and Statistical Data

Find statistical and census data about many aspects of the state of Michigan, including information about business patterns, county population shifts, and ethnicity profiles. 

Michigan Counties - Projections to 2020

Access preliminary population projections.

Nonprofits Count

A program of the Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network, energizing nonprofit organizations to support a complete and accurate Census 2010 count of their community.

State and County QuickFacts from the Census Bureau

Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography for all fifty states.

USA Counties

Includes all Census data published for counties in the latest editions of the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book and the County and City Data Book, as well as some previously unpublished data from other Federal agencies.


2000 census data by zip codes.

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Census 2010 logo.

KPL is a Census 2010 partner,
because Kalamazoo counts!

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