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United States Census Data: Home

A comprehensive guide to information produced by the Bureau of the Census


The Census Bureau is part of the Department of Commerce.  The Bureau gathers analyzes and disseminates a wide range of information about American communities and the people who live and work in them.  Richardson Library has an extensive collection of census documents and maps on-site, but there is far more information available online.  Use this guide to locate information about demography, economic indicators and more both in the library and on the internet.

Richardson Library is an affiliate of the Maryland State Data Center (SDC). The Maryland SDC provides access to extensive expert analysis, training, and extension of Census products. This significant support is provided by the network’s dedicated local professionals in their roles as economic developers, librarians, demographers, and research professionals.

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Hours for Fall 2020

Tuesday - Thursday

8am to 5pm

Friday - Monday


Online Reference Services available Monday - Friday

9am to 9pm

Finding Census Information Online

In July, 2019, the Census Bureau will be transitioning to

Data from all census programs from 2000 to present can be found at American FactFinder.

  • If you're not sure where to start, try using the Guided Search which will help you narrow down the data you are looking for.
  • Use the Advanced Search to explore all census data and geographic levels. 

For historic data (before 2000) search the National Historical GIS database at the University of Minnesota.

To search for data provided by specific Census Programs Use the Decennial Census, American Community Survey and  Other Surveys tabs above.

The Census in Baltimore History

The 1920 Census showing 11 year-old Thoroughgood (Thurgood) Marshall at 1632 Division Street in the Upton neighborhood.

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