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Historical Documents

Historical Data

Decennial Census Official Publications 1790-
The library has most of these in print: check the library catalog

Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970.  Bicentennial Edition.  US Census Bureau
In the library:  1st floor, Reference and Government Information Reference, HA 202 B87 1975

Historical Statistics of the United States. Cambridge University Press.
in the library: Reference HA202 .H57 2006

Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts U.S. Census Bureau
Includes pdf versions of historical census reports 1790-   and Statistical Abstracts from colonial times on.

Measuring America: the Decennial Censuses from 1790-2000
Also in the library: 1st floor, Government Information US  C 3.2:M46/2
Includes questionnaires and instructions 1790-2000

Census History
Includes questions asked in each of the decennial Censuses

Social Explorer (Fresno State access)
Select Tables, then select a source.

National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
Summary tables and time series of population, housing, agriculture, and economic data, along with GIS-compatible boundary files,  from 1790 on  for all levels of U.S. census geography, including states, counties, tracts, and blocks.