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Census Data: Help

Guide to statistical information collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census Bureau

Handbooks for Data Users

You can use American Community Survey (ACS) data in different ways and for different reasons. Each one of our downloadable PDF Compass handbooks helps a particular group with specific how-to instructions and/or case studies.

American FactFinder Help

American FactFinder lets you search, browse, retrieve, view, map, print, and download Census data.


The Oklahoma Department of Libraries maintains several great products to assist in understanding and using census data.

Oklahoma Department of Libraries-Issued Publications (PDF Format)

Choosing Census Data

Mixing Census Data Types Together

Using American Community Survey Data


Other Resources

Circular Area Profiles
This allows you to calculate Census data using as few as 1 and as many as 5 circles whose mileage you determine; Census data will display for the population within each circle. Use the Geographic Names Information System find a latitude and longitude to run a Circular Area Profile search by coordinates.

Population Trend Report
Look at population trends for your county from as early as 1990 onward.

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