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Making Sense of the Census in New York
Online Resources for Census Data
U.S. Census Bureau
The definitive source for census data
Explore Census Data
Official Census Bureau search interface
The home of the U.S. Government’s open data. Data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
Census of Agriculture
Includes links to all censuses of Agriculture from 1840-2007. Current reports include state data, county data, Congressional district data, market value of ag products, and median farm size.
National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
NHGIS provides aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2000.
Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts
Includes population of states and counties 1790-1990, population and housing counts 1790-1990, population of the 100 largest cities 1790-1990, and more.
Measuring America: the Decennial Censuses from 1790 to 2000
A publication elucidating the history of the Federal Census
Fate of the 1890 Census
Most of the 1890 census was destroyed, learn more about this tragedy from the National Archives.
Historical census data is available through Ancestry.com
Historical Census Records
New York State Library Digital Resources
New York State Census
The titles listed are the published statistical schedules compiled from the original returns under the direction of the Secretary of State which describe the population and economy of counties, cities and towns in New York State. Instructions for the enumerations taking the census have also been digitized, as well as, several preliminary reports.
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