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Population Research and Demography: U.S Census

This LibGuide provides an overview of resources on population research and demographics.

About the U.S. Census Bureau

Since 1790, the United States has conducted a national census every ten years. The U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for conducting this census and collecting data related to the American population and the economy. It conducts:

U.S. Census Bureau Data

Advanced Data Options

Learn more about the Census

The Census Bureau provides tutorials for how to access and use the datasets available on their website. You can also discover helpful tricks and learn how to download the data in different formats.

State Data Center Program

The State Data Center (SDC) Program is one of the Census Bureau's longest and most successful partnerships. This partnership between the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the island areas and the Census Bureau was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments.

Lead Agency for North Carolina:


NC Office of State Budget and Management
430 N. Salisbury Street
4th Floor
Raleigh, NC 27603
Bob Coats
Tel: (984) 236-0687
Fax: (919) 733-5679
Internet site:

Coordinating Agencies for North Carolina:

State Library of North Carolina
4641 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4641
Elizabeth Hayden
Tel: (919) 807-7467
Fax: (919) 733-5679

Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
206 W. Franklin Street, Room 255
University of North Carolina, CB #8120
Manning Hall CB 3355
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3355
Rebecca Tippett
Tel: (919) 962-6151
Internet site:

Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Department of Environmental and Natural Resources
20322 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-0322
Jeff Brown
Tel: (919) 733-2090
Fax: (919) 715-0725
Internet site:

2020 Census

Historical Census Records