Census Bureau Data

Census Bureau Data

The Census Bureau has an extensive Question and Answer Center to help you find more detailed information about Census topics, methodology, definitions, and more.

If you still need help email us at demographics@virginia.edu.

2010 Census

What is the 2010 Census?
  • The census is a count of everyone living in the United States every 10 years. The 2010 Census was conducted on April 1, 2010.
  • The census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and your participation in the census is required by law.
  • Federal law protects the personal information you share during the census and it takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
  • Census data are used to distribute Congressional seats to states, to make decisions about what community services to provide, and to distribute $300 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year.
  • Release dates for Census 2010 data products

The Decennial Census changed in 2010. Read our article Understanding and Using the New Census to learn more. The Census Bureau also provides a wealth of information about the 2010 Census on their webpage: http://2010.census.gov/2010census/.

2000 Census

Data from the 2000 Decennial Census are available from the Census Bureau's American Factfinder website. For quick and easy access to the main facts about your locality, try the Fact Sheet search box at the top of the page.

Historical Census Data

Data from previous censuses are available for the US, states, and counties, are available from the U.S. Census Bureau. A wide variety of Historical Census Data and Publications can be found on The University of Michigan Library website.
Census counts for Virginia localities, 1790-2000 (Excel)