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Population Characteristics in the U.S.: U.S. Population Resources

Selected resources originating from Census data including population statistics, social characteristics and economic condition in the United States.


The Constitutional basis for conducting the decennial census is to reapportion the U.S. House of Representatives. Apportionment is the process of dividing the 435 memberships, or seats, in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states.

Key Resources

This guide is not intended to be a complete listing of Census materials in the UI Libraries' collection.  It is a quick guide to significant Census information.

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