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Census - Local Data

Lockwood Library's Reference Department has copies of census publications covering New York State and its local areas from 1900 to date. Browse the HA section because call numbers vary. See also State and Local Statistics.

Census Tracts

Census tracts are small areas of approximately 4,000 people comparable to neighborhoods.

Erie and Niagara Counties, New York: An Index to Census 2000 Block Maps

(Giann A Palachuvattil Department of Information and Library Studies)
Lockwood Reference G3803.E6E25 2000 .P34
Indexes census 2000 block maps by tracts, places, and towns.

New York State Census Records 1790-1925

(New York State Library)

Lockwood Reference Desk Z1009 .N56 no.88
University Archives Z1009 .N56 no.88
Although published in 1981, New York State Census Records is still a good inventory of federal and state census manuscripts covering 1790-1925. Census manuscripts are forms completed by enumerators that identify individuals at specific addresses. Federal manuscripts are disclosed 72 years after a census is taken because the law requires the Bureau of the Census to maintain confidentiality of respondents. New York State conducted its own mid-decade censuses between 1795 and 1925.

New York State Data Center

(New York State. Empire State Development)

The New York State Data Center distributes census information through its affiliate network. Lockwood Library became a Data Center Affiliate in 1990. The Web site links to statistics in the American Community Survey, the 2000 Census, and the 2010 Census.

New York State Statistics

(Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government) (2002+)

Lockwood Reference Desk HA 541 A27 (current edition)
Lockwood Reference HA 541 A27 (1967-previous edition)
Lockwood Documents NY BUD 955-3 NEWYS (1968-current edition)
Presents a wide range of demographic topics and government information. Most data are at the county level; selected tables have information for cities, towns, and villages. The printed version is entitled New York State Statistical Yearbook.

PAD (Program on Applied Demographics)

(Cornell University. College of Human Ecology)
Access View New York State census data, American Community Survey statistics, school district populations, population projections, and trends by age and sex. Good projections are difficult to find.

Population of New York State by County 1790 to 1990

(New York State, Dept. of Economic Development, State Data Center)

State Censuses. New York

(KTO Microform)

Capen Multimedia Center MicFiche HA546 .S82 1971
Reproduces data published from the mid-decade censuses conducted by New York State between 1795 and 1925.