How to Use American FactFinder

American FactFinder is the primary way to access data from the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey, the Puerto Rico Community Survey, the Economic Census, the Population Estimates Program and Annual Economic Surveys. To learn more about the surveys and censuses, see the What We Provide section on the American FactFinder main page. Click on 'more' next to any listed survey or census.

 

Information from these censuses and surveys is mostly presented in table format. In American FactFinder you can find, view, modify and download these tables.

For a brief overview of these features, see the American FactFinder Virtual Tour.

 

In American FactFinder, you can find the data you're looking for in three easy steps.

  1. Choose your search path
  2. See results based on your search
  3. View the data

 

American FactFinder gives you powerful search tools to find census data.

 

After reviewing the tips below, you can:

 

 

Four Paths to Census Data – Getting Started

 

Use Community Facts

 

 

Use Guided Search

 

 

Use Advanced Search

 

 

Use the Download Center

 

 

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Results Based on Your Search

 

Viewing Data

 

 

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