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Census Research Guide

Guide to locating statistical data as well as population schedules for a variety of U.S. Censuses. Also has links to information on censuses taken in a variety of other countries.

Census of Agriculture

The U.S. Census of Agriculture is provided by the USDA (not the Census Bureau). Historical years are in the process of being scanned and made searchable by Cornell University via their AgCensus website.

Other Specialized Censuses

The best starting point is probably Explore Census Data; however, when looking for pre-1990 data,it may be quicker/better to go directly to a specific subject census. See also the A-Z list of topics available from the Census website.

Your Librarian

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Lorrie Pellack
Librarian for AgEdS & Extension;
Head, Research Services Dept.
150c Parks Library
Ames, IA 50011-2140
Phone: 515-294-5569