How do I find U.S. Census data?

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Visit census.gov to browse quality information current and historical facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. 

An additional tool offered by the U.S. Census Bureau, the data.census.gov is a platform designed to help users access demographic and economic data digitally.

The Census Academy has many short tutorials for searching this website. For more information, consult the Census Bureau's FAQ, or schedule an appointment with an LSU Libraries Librarian here

The census on microfilm LSU owns is limited. The only states in this collection include: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (and scattered census material for West Virginia). Information on other states may be located at the National Archives in Washington D.C., the regional branches of the National Archives, as well as the Bluebonnet Regional Branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.

The collection of census material at LSU Libraries includes population schedules, agricultural census data, lists of manufactures, slave schedules, passenger lists for the port of New Orleans covering 1853-1899, social statistics, and scattered information concerning Defective, Dependent and Delinquent Classes. Other material that may be helpful for researching archives for genealogy information include Records of the Diocese of Louisiana and the "Floridas", New Orleans City Directories for years 1805-1945, New Orleans Christian Advocate concerning Marriage and Death Notices, Military Academy Letters, and Indian Affairs, just to name a few.

If you would like to access any of these materials, contact libgovdocs@lsu.edu.

  • Last Updated Nov 29, 2023
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