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U.S. Census Research Guide: Raw Data

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts several data collection programs about the U.S. population which have their own language, geography, and data portals. This guide is based on a similar guide created by Kelly Smith at UCSD.

Sources for Census Data Files

Raw Data Illustration

This image is taken from the 2000 IPUMS data, 1% sample of Illinois.  This data is not compiled into statistical tables.  It is machine readable, raw, data for use with statistical analysis software.