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Learn how to navigate, analyze, and visualize U.S. Census data using GeoLytics web applications.

U.S. Population Information

Geolytics is a primary resource for historical census data from 1970-present day, broken down to the tract level. These datasets allow you to compare past and present population, housing, and other market trends.

Population Resources from the Academy

Provides over 100,000 data variables related to demographics, employment, real estate & housing, crime, businesses, consumer spending, and points of interest.

  • Demographic Variables: Population, Age, Race, Income, Ancestry, Marital Status, Housing, Employment, Transportation, Families, and more.
  • Historical census data: including 1980, 1990 & 2000, plus current year census estimates and 5 year projections.
  • Business Variables: Detailed Consumer Expenditure, Business & Employee Counts by Industry (by NAICS Code), Consumer Price Index, Quality of Life & Consumer Profiles, and Market Segments.


An interdisciplinary research center at the University of Minnesota focusing on the analysis of demographic behavior across time and space. Research strengths include historical demography, population geography, labor-force studies, migration and immigration, health behavior, healthcare access and use, life-course studies, education, and family demography.

Population Resources from the U.S. Census Bureau

These Data Books record population, housing, income and labor force data for place, city, county and state. Selected data back to 1947.

Overviews of Census 2000.

Data ranges from the most recent census to the historical decennial census conducted throughout the decades.

This Bulletin establishes guidance for agencies that collect or use aggregate data on race. It also establishes guidance for the allocation of multiple race responses for use in civil rights monitoring and enforcement.