Census Data at Tutt Library
Census data from 1790 to present is found in several locations of Tutt Library. Census data has been published in paper, microfiche, CD-ROM, and online. Most of the Census material is accessible in the TIGER> catalog.
There are many types of censuses the government takes:
Population and Housing
Agriculture Census 1992, 1997, and 2002, Department of Agriculture/National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Economic and other
Economic Census 1992, 1997 and 2002 from American Factfinder
Other Censuses — Construction, Manufacturing, Government, Mining 1992, 1997 and 2002
PAPER AND MICROFORM – 1790 – Present
The Census documents are arranged in a Special Census Section (C 3.X) in the Gov Docs open stack area. This collection contains census data collected at the ten and five year intervals, arranged in chronological order by the type of census. Within each year documents are then arranged by regular document call numbers.
The Population and Housing census for 1980 and 1990 are available in paper and microfiche. In 1980, we have paper volumes for Colorado and the United States Summary only (not all states). We have all volumes from the 1990 census. We also have the 1980 and 1990 census in microfiche (C 3.X 1: year). Index guides (found on shelving opposite the microfiche) must be used to access these collections. Maps for the 1990 Census are filed in the Flat Maps area under the original SuDoc call number (C 3.223: – .)
In the 1980 and 1990 Population and Housing census, Colorado Springs requested special reports on “Neighborhoods”. These studies reflect statistics for neighborhoods instead of census tracts. One identified neighborhood may include several tracts or parts of tracts.
Neighborhood Statistics from the 1980 Census (with map), Ref. HA 201 1980
1990 User Defined Areas: Colorado Springs, Ref. HA 201 1990u
We have microfilm copies of the original census schedules (including names and households) for 1790, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920. (Counties: El Paso, Teller, Pueblo, and a few other Colorado counties)
Special Census Section: Paper and Microfilm
Paper editions of Censuses from 1790- are arranged in the following chronological order. Within each census (year) the arrangement is by SuDoc call number.
|C 3.X: year||Population and Housing, 1790-1940||Census taken on “0” years|
|C 3.X 1: year||Population and Housing, 1750-||Census taken on “0” years|
|C 3.X 2: Ec: year||Business, 1935- 1967||Census taken on “2” and “7” years|
|C 3.X 2: Ec: year||Economic Census, 1972-||Census taken on “2” and “7” years|
|C 3.X 2: Ec: year||Census of Retail Trade||Census taken on “2” and “7” years|
|C 3.X 2: Ec: year||Census of Wholesale Trade||Census taken on “2” and “7” years|
|C 3.X 2: Ec: year||Census of Service Industries||Census taken on “2” and “7” years|
|C 3.X 2: Ec: year||Economic Census of Outlying Areas||Census taken on “2” and “7” years|
|C 3.X 2: Ec: year||Enterprise Statistics||Census taken on “2” and “7” years|
|C 3.X 2: Ec: year||Survey of Minority-Owned Business Enterprises||Census taken on “2” and “7” years|
|C 3.X 2: Ec: year||Women-Owned Businesses||Census taken on “2” and “7” years|
|C 3.X 2: Con: year||Census of Construction Industries|
|C 3.X 2: Man: year||Census of Manufactures, 1905||1810-1940 C 3.X: year|
|C 3.X 2: Min: year||Census of Mineral Industries, 1954-||1810-1940 C 3.X: year|
|C 3.X 2: Trans: year||Census of Transportation, 1963-|
|C 3.X 3: year||Census of Governments, 1957-||1850 – 1940 C 3.X: year|
|C 3.X 4: year||Census of Agriculture 1925-|
These are located at DOCS CD-Rom in the Documents Office off the map room on the South First Floor. They can be checked out. See TIGER> catalog for detailed records.
1980 Census of Population and Housing and maps (privately published – U.S. statistics all on one disc)
1990 Census of Population and Housing. CD-ROM for each state and U.S. Summary.
- Summary Tape File 1-questions asked of all households
- Summary Tape File 3-detailed sample data; C 3.282/2:
- Other 1990 series; C 3.282/3 – C 3.286:
- 1990 Census maps can be found online
TIGER Line (maps) for each state; C 3.229: and C 3.229/2:
These can take awhile to load/download. Census tract and block maps are also available online.
1992 Economic Census; C 3.277:
Reports disc: Retail Trade, Wholesale Trade; Service Industries; Transportation, communications, and utilities; Financial, insurance, and real estate industries; Manufactures; Mineral industries; Construction industries; Enterprise Statistics; Minority and women-owned business Zip Code Statistics
All of the primary U.S. Government publications indexes will give you references to specific census publications:
Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1897 – Docs GP 3.8:
CIS Indexes to the 1980 and 1990 microfiche collections – found on shelving opposite the microfiche cabinets in Gov Docs. These indexes are guides to the 1980 and 1990 microfiche collections (C 3.X 1: year).
Indexes for Specific Census Years:
Bureau of the Census Catalog of Publications, 1790-1972.
This catalog will give you detailed information about what information was collected in the censuses during this period of time. The print volumes of each census are found in the Docs Special Census Section (C 3.X).
Docs Index C 3.163/3: (copy 1), Docs C 3.163/3: (copy 2)
Population Information in Nineteenth Century Census Volumes. 2 vols. Docs Index HA 214.S44 1983
Population Information in Twentieth Century Census Volumes: 1900-1980. 2 vols. Docs Index HA 214.S44 198
Subject Index to the 1990 Census of Population and Housing.
This Index provides access to both the paper volumes (Docs C 3.X 1: 990), and the Summary Tape Files in electronic format which we have in CD-ROM and the Internet (through sites on our Gov Docs home page Census.)
Ref. HA 201 1990.F3 1997 and Docs Index HA 201 1990.F3 1997
A Century of the Colorado Census, 1860 – 1970. Ref. HA 272.C39 1976
The Colorado Census, the Second Century, 1980. Ref. HA 272.C39 1984
OTHER MAJOR REFERENCE SOURCES
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1878-
Summary data from many U.S. government statistical sources including the Census Bureau. Subject index in back of volume refers to table number or page number.
Current version online.
Ref. Desk and Ref. HA 202.S8 (current year), Docs C 3.134: year, and Gov Docs CD-ROM C 3.134/7: 1993-present
County and City Data Book, 1949-1988.
Current edition online.
Ref. HA 202.A36 (current ed.), Docs C 3.134/2:C 83/2/1949-, and Docs CD-ROM C 3.134/2:C 83/2/1988-
State and Metropolitan Area Data Book, 1979-
Current edition online.
Ref. HA 202.S84 (current ed.), and Docs C 3.134/5: (earlier eds.)
Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970.
Current edition online.
Ref. HA 202.H57, 3rd Floor HA 202.H57, Docs C 3.134/2:H 62, and Docs CD-ROM C 3.134/2:H 62
Census Bureau – includes American Community Survey, Construction, Economic, Foreign Trade, Government, Manufacturing, Maps, Mining, NAICS & SIC Codes, and Population.
American Factfinder – from the U.S. Census Bureau, permits data users to select the data they need for the geography of their choice from a range of summary data files. Includes some 2000 Census data.
Censtats – databases included are: Annual Survey of Manufactures, Building Permits, Census Tract Street Locator, Consolidated Federal Funds Report, County Business Patterns, Zip Business Patterns, USA Counties, International Trade.
State & Country Quickfacts – very basic
Current Population Survey – Overview, History & Concepts, Methodology & Documentation, Basic Monthly Survey, Supplements, Related Surveys, Data, Publications, Search
Current Population Survey Publications – Employment Situation; Historical Monthly Employment Reports; Earnings; Education, Training, and Job Tenure; Employment Problems (including Unemployment); Employment-related Issues; Employment Benefits; Experimental Measures; Foreign Born; Geographical Mobility; Hispanic Origin; Income; Income Program Participation; Industry and Occupation; International Comparisons; Labor Force Projections; Labor Force Status/Trends of Population Subgroups; Person, Family, and Household Characteristics; Poverty; Published Tables from Employment and Earnings; Race; Regional, State, and Area Trends.
See also Docs South Basement C 3.186: for many paper reports
Historic Census Browser – data for the US from 1790-1960
US Gazetter – Maps with statistics from the Census Bureau.