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HIST2600: Historical Methods (History of Immigration Focus): Statistical Sources

Toturials on Using American Factfinder

Pre-2000 Decennial Censuses

Special Topics: Education

HIST 2550 Video Tutorial #1 - Using American Factfinder to Obtain Census Data

Statistics Sources

Resources to Provide Context

2010 Census Brief: The Hispanic Population: 2010

2010 Census Brief: Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: 2010

Hispanic Origin Publications

Links to reports on the Latino population based on Census data from 1990 to the present.

Major Sources of Data

American Factfinder

American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.

Hispanic Origin Data

Links to population estimates, tables from the American Community Survey via American Factfinder, tables from the Current Population Survey (annual, 1994-2011), tables from the 2010 and 2000 Decennial Census


Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1878-2012

Provides easy access to historical data.

Other Sources of Data: United States

Bureau of Economic Analysis -

Bureau of Justice Statistics -

Bureau of Labor Statistics -

Energy Information Administration -

National Agricultural Statistics Service -

National Center for Education Statistics -

National Center for Health Statistics -

Subject Guide

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Richard Kearney
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William Paterson University
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Special Topics: Labor and Income