How do I find a specific census data?

Census Data

  1. Center for Economic Studies Data. Find both public use data and restricted datasets listed at the Center for Economic Studies website.
  2. The new CEDSCI data dissemination site,, is a catalog of public Census data.
  3. Census Academy.
  4. ICPSR Repository.

Was there a 2010 census?

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that the 2010 Census showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538. The resident population represented an increase of 9.7 percent over the 2000 U.S. resident population of 281,421,906.

Is the 2010 Census accurate?

The 2010 census was overall quite accurate, according to the Post-Enumeration Survey. It overcounted the population by 36,000 people, which was not statistically different from zero. However, the count also missed millions of people and double-counted others, with the errors canceling each other out.

What percent of Boston is white?


White alone, percent  52.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)  24.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)  0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)  9.8%

Can you access census data?

The National Archives has the census schedules on microfilm available from 1790 to 1940, and free online access is available through our digitization partners at any National Archives facility.

What happened during the 2010 Census?

Racial/ethnic diversity is increasing in local areas across the United States. Results from the 2010 Census show that 11 percent (341) of the country’s 3,143 counties already have become “majority minority”—less than 50 percent non-Hispanic white.

Why might a census be inaccurate?

Although there are frequently inaccuracies in census records, the records can not be corrected because they are historic documents. Our advice to genealogists who find inaccuracies is to make a note in their family history that the census record may contain errors. Future generations may benefit from this note.

How much of Boston is black?

Demographics. According to census information for 2010–2014, an estimated 180,657 people in Boston (28.2% of Boston’s population) are Black/African American, either alone or in combination with another race. 160,342 (25.1% of Boston’s population) are Black/African American alone.

What is the largest ethnic group in Boston?

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boston, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.63%), White (Hispanic) (8.28%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.78%).