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2010 Census Data Now Available

Last week the Census Bureau released the results from the United States' most massive participation movement in history, the 2010 U.S. Census. Conducted every ten years as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the census is the basis for determining the number of seats given each state in the House of Representatives and for the allocation of federal funds. The Census' user-friendly website makes it easy for everyone to view and use the census data.
Check out the Census Bureau's Interactive Map (shown above) to see the nation's changing population and current and historical data on population density and apportionment. Looking for more information about the Census Bureau? Check out the Director's Blog, an informative and behind the scenes look at the workings of the Bureau from Director Robert Groves.

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American FactFinder - Statistics Galore!

Census.jpg The United States Federal Census is taken every ten years by the Department of Commerce. The Census Bureau is currently gearing up for the next Census tabulation slated to begin in 2010. This in-depth data provides statistics on population, housing, economics and geography for the United States. Census data is a gold mine of authoritative information for businessess, researchers, historians and anyone else interested in data. Before the advent of the electronic 2000 Census, people would rely on the dozens of paper indexes and tables that would slowly become available to the library. Looking for specific information was often difficult to find. Now with the American FactFinder, Census data is at your fingertips.

For other websites on different types of statistics, check out the Statistics Category on the MPL Homepage under Recommended Links.

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