This guide provides links to primarily online versions of Census data. There are many additional tools to find current and historic data in addition to open access mapping tools. If you need help finding Census data or help mapping please contact Barbara Mento, Data/GIS, Government Documents Librarian.
New Census App Helps Users Find Local Statistics on the Go
The U.S. Census Bureau today released dwellr, a new mobile app that delivers on-the-go access to key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics for thousands of places across the nation.
Powered by American Community Survey statistics, dwellr can pull up a list of U.S. locations that matches users’ preferences for such variables as city size, geographic region, job type and income. Users can also learn more about where they are by a simple tap of the screen that reveals educational levels, housing values and commute times.
The customizable demographic and community variables featured in dwellr include:
- city size
- commute type
- housing value
- educational attainment and
- demographic variables including age, race, marital status and family type
The mobile app is now available for download through the Apple app store and Google Play store for Apple iPhones and iPads and Android phones and 10-inch tablets. Privacy protection is built into the app, and all information is stored only on the user’s device.
Other Census Bureau Digital Initiatives
The Census Bureau’s first mobile app — America’s Economy — provides smartphone and tablet users with real-time releases of the economic statistics that drive decisions on employment, housing, construction, international trade, retail sales and manufacturing, and are important tools for businesses, economists, planners and policymakers.