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U.S. Census: Census Area

Census Area

Print Census reports are located in the Census Area of the U.S. Documents collection (Morris Library, Lower Level). Most, but not all, of these volumes are listed in DELCAT Discovery. The Census Area consists of the statistical, informational, and administrative publications from the Census Bureau. Genealogical information, such as the Census schedules, are not located here (except for one series from 1790). Census Area materials do not circulate.

The Census Area Arrangement

  1. Statistical Abstract of the United States

  2. 1st -16th Decennial Censuses of the United States (1790-1940)
    Arranged by year. Note: the only part of the published statistical census to list personal names was the Heads of Households volume of the 1790 Census. (Delaware information no longer exists; volumes were destroyed by fire)

  3. Alphabetical Order section
    Agriculture and Economic census reports, arranged alphabetically, then in order by year. Also 17th - 20th Decennial censuses (1950-1980) arranged alphabetically by name of census (Housing, Population, or Population & Housing), then by year and by Superintendent of Documents call numbers.
    • Agriculture (1925-1987)
    • Business (1933-1967)
    • Construction Industries (1972-1987)
    • Government (1957-1987)
    • Government Employment
    • Government Finance (1938-1989)
    • Housing (1950-1980; includes Block Statistics 1950-1970)
    • Manufactures (1914-1987)
    • Mineral Industries (1954-1987)
    • Population (1950-1980; includes Census Tract Statistics 1950)
    • Population & Housing (1960-1980; includes Census Tract Statistics 1960-1980 and Block Statistics 1980)
    • Retail Trade (1972-1987)
    • Service Industries (1972-1987)
    • Transportation (1963-1987)
    • Wholesale Trade (1972-1987)
  4. Call number order section (SuDocs call numbers)

U.S. Documents in the Morris Library

Map of the Lower Level of the Morris Library

Detail of U.S. Documents Area (showing U.S. Document Microfiche cabinets and Maps cabinets)

Detail of Census and Reference Areas (followed by key)

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