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Populations and dollar figures are broken down by category: Demographics, Economics, Families, Housing and Social.

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Our library of charts gives you insight into data from the places you research. Look for them on profile pages.

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Pre-computed statistics are presented alongside each data point, so you can see how each place fits into a larger context.

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Use keywords to search the American Community Survey by table and column name, then choose a place or places to view your data.

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Find a place to explore data, or choose a geographic summary level to build a comparison.

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Explore

Census data is massive, and sometimes it’s hard to find the table you’re looking for. Search by table and column keywords.

Visualize

We want to help you tell great stories. Maps and distribution charts help uncover what’s interesting, so you can take it from there.

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From any comparison, save the data you’re viewing in CSV, Excel or a variety of geographic data formats.

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Learn more about the concepts and tables covered by the Census and American Community Survey. We’ll be adding more of these pages in the next few months, so let us know if there are topics you’d like to see us explain.

Using this site

Census Reporter is a Knight News Challenge-funded project to make it easier for journalists to write stories using information from the U.S. Census bureau. Place profiles and comparison pages provide a friendly interface for navigating data, including visualizations for a more useful first look.

Examples

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