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The Census and History
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A census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The data collected by the Census Bureau provides a snapshot of American culture. This site examines the historical context of the census, its impact on American political institutions, and what it reveals about our culture. Select a topic from the navigation bar above.

History
Photographs 1880-1950
Photographs document census procedures from past censuses.
Web site by: U.S. Census Bureau
Herman Hollerith: Savior of the Census
An exhaustive site on Herman Hollerith's counting machine, an early prototype for the modern computer. Many of his techniques are still employed today.
Web site by: University of Rochester
Historical Background of the U.S. Census
An historical overview of the census.
Web site by: University of Virginia Library
Census Figures Show Growth of Minority Groups
An article on the increase of the Hispanic population in the United States. The article features interactive quizzes and links to background information.
Web site by: CNNfyi
Census Bureau Facts
What kind of tool does this site use to organize population statistics about Texas?
Web site by: U.S. Census Bureau
 
 
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