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Lost on the U.S. Census page? Try the AskCensus feature.

BEARFACTS provides a snapshot of personal income data by state. Link from here to more detailed information by general industry categories and locality.

Immigration statistics are available from the Dept. of Homeland Security.

Check County Business Patterns for economic data specific to Fulton County or the Atlanta metro area.

Circular area profiles from the Missouri Census Data Center.

The Georgia Governor's Office of Planning and Budget formats some of the Census data to focus on Georgia at the county level. There is also a contact person for more specific assistance.

Older Census: The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS), supported by the University of Minnesota, provides population, housing, agricultural, and economic data, along with GIS-compatible boundary files, for geographic units in the United States from 1790 to the present. Social Explorer is a commercial product that allows interactive research and mapping of Census data back to 1790. Use US Dept. of Agriculture for older Census of Agriculture and reports deriving from them, back to the first one conducted in 1840. 

The Ivan Allen, Jr. Reference Department on the second floor of Central Library downtown has older census tabulations (not individual Census pages) in paper format back to the first Census. Access images of individual Census pages from any library branch using Ancestry Library Edition. 

The Statistical Abstract, a quality source of government-collected data since 1879, is now privately published. Access it in book form in the Ivan Allen, Jr. Reference Department on the second floor of Central Library downtown, or see the government-published digitizations online on the Census page. Search the catalog to find library branches that own the recent commercially-published versions.

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