Primary Sources

Newspapers, Archival Documents, Personal Papers, Census Data

Historical Census Data Online

Links to Sources of Statistical and Census Data:

  • Historical Statistics of the U. S.
    Historical statistics for the U.S. from colonial times through the 20th century, covering population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, economic sectors, as well as governance and international relations.
  • Census Atlas of the United States  
    Free website.
  • Historical Census Browser  
    Free website.
  • RAND State Statistics
    A comprehensive portfolio of statistics for all 50 states. Datasets are broken down into the following categories: Business and Economics, Community, Education, Energy and Environment, Government Finance, Health and Socioeconomic, Population and Demographics. View data on a map. Dates of coverage vary.

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