American Factfinder: An easy entry point for census data. Information can be found by community name or zipcode. Advanced search can narrow your request or you can be walked through the search using guided search.
American Community Survey: The American Community Survey (ACS) is a mandatory, ongoing statistical survey that samples a small percentage of the population every year -- giving communities the information they need to plan investments and services.
Census Explorer: Entry point for looking at subsets of census data by state and county. "Make new discoveries about your neighborhood and how its changed with the U.S. Census Bureau’s new interactive map, Census Explorer. See where stores and online retail are located in Census Explorer: Retail Edition. And see how the U.S. gets to work in Census Explorer: Commuting Edition."
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