The list of government resource below is not comprehensive. It is meant to convey the wealth of resources available from the U.S. government. Of course, see the Planning Subject Guide for more information on U.Va. Library resources.
- American Community Survey - U.S. Census
Replacing the decennial census "long form" this annual survey provides detailed data on the population, including income, education, race, sex, living situations, disabilities, and much more.
- American Factfinder
Primary Census tool for exploring the decennial census, American Community Survey, and economic censuses.
- Census Bureau
Quick Facts will give a demographic, economic and social overview of a state, county, or city. CenStats
pulls together some often requested data collected by the Census.
- USA Counties
Demographic and housing information by county.
- Social Explorer
Interactive Maps and Reports provide easy access to demographic information about the United States. Data comes from the Census beginning in 1940 and from the Religious Congregations and Membership Study beginning in 1980.
Social Explorer contains much the same information as American Factfinder and is much easier to use.