Census & Demographic Data

U.S. Government Documents Ready Reference Collection


The following titles may be available in various formats: online, print, CD-ROM, and microfiche. 

  • Links are provided to online resources.  In order to view many of these resources, you must have a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer installed on your computer. You can download a free copy of the reader.
  • Online resources marked with the following symbol are restricted to Columbia affiliates:
  • The call numbers given refer to print editions, unless the words CD-ROM or Microfiche are appended following the location to indicate a different format.  For serials, only the most current edition is normally shelved in Reference; the older volumes are shelved in library stacks.  None of the titles circulate.
    For an increasing number of titles, no print versions are being produced; call numbers provided are for older editions only.

  • Microfiche with location "Lehman U.S. Government Documents" are shelved in the U.S. Government Documents microfiche cabinets, located in Lehman Library.

For Census reports not listed below, consult Decennial Census Information at Columbia University Libraries or visit the website of the Census Bureau itself.

  • Current Population Reports: P-20, P-23, P-25, P-60, P-70
    Frequency of publication: Irregular
    Call number varies
  • Demographic Trends in the Twentieth Century (2002)
    C 3.2:D 39/3 - Offsite
  • Director's Blog (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Fast Facts For Congress (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • The Foreign-Born Population in the U.S.
    Frequency of publication: Annual
    C 3.186:P 20/ - Offsite
  • The Hispanic Population in the U.S.
    Frequency of publication: Annual
    C 3.186/14-2: - Offsite
  • Historical Statistics of the U.S. ... to 1970
    HA 202 .B87 1975 - Barnard, Butler, Business, Lehman
  • Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-born Population of the United States: 1850-1990
    JV 6461 .G53 1999g - Lehman Reference
  • Measuring America: the Decennial Censuses from 1790 to 2000
    C 3.2:M 46/2 - Offsite
  • Population Estimates
    Frequency of publication: Annual
  • Population Profile of the U.S.
    Frequency of publication: Biennial
    C 3.186/8: - Offsite
    C 3.224/12: - Lehman U.S. Government Documents (CD-ROM)
  • Racial and Ethnic Residential Segregation in the United States: 1980-2000
    C 3.2:R 11/4 - Offsite
  • State & County QuickFacts
  • State and Metropolitan Area Data Book
    Frequency of publication: Irregular
    C 3.134/5: - Offsite
  • State Population Estimates
    Frequency of publication: Annual
  • Women in the United States, a Profile
    Frequency of publication: Irregular
    1995, 2000