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Government Information: Census Data

Historical Reports

The Library has historical decennial censuses in paper format from 1850 to 1940 & 1980 &1990 shelved in the Government Documents collection (2nd floor North). Some are cataloged & can be looked up in EUREKA.

Decennial reports for 1950-1970 are shelved in the Lower Level.

One can browse the collection under the call number C 3.223 on the shelves or through EUREKA by doing a SUDOC search.

Finding Aids


These paper indexes allow one to identify the types of statistics that one will find in the historical decennial censuses and in which volumes they are contained.

Bureau of the Census Catalog of Publications, 1790-1972
2 NORTH Gov Docs C 3.163/3:790-972

Population Information in Nineteenth Century Census Volumes.
2 NORTH Reference HAZ 7164 .D3 S44 1983 (indexes censuses from 1790-1890)

Population Information in Twentieth Century Census Volumes, 1900-1940
2 NORTH Reference HAZ 7164 .D3 S45 1985

Population information in twentieth century census volumes, 1950-1980
2 NORTH Reference HAZ 7164 .D3 S46 1988

American Statistics Index 2 NORTH Index Area & LOWER LEVEL HAZ 7754 .U5 A46
Selected Census Data from 1950-1990.

Last Updated: May 16, 2024 2:56 PM