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Government Information: Census: Historical Census Information

This guide provides census resources from the federal government, with an emphasis on serving the Texas State University community.

Finding Information on Racial & Ethnic Groups

It can be difficult to obtain accurate historical demographic information about minority groups.  Here are some resources that can help:

Historical Resources

If you are needing to get historical population data, these are really good resources to use. 

  • Census of Population and Housing - data ranges from most recent census to the historical decennial census conducted throughout the decades. Some of the data were scanned as an effort to make historical census information available to the public. The display of data will continue as historical census records become available.