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US Government Documents Collection
This guide contains information for users of NYU's US Government Documents collection and other US government information.
The Geolytics Neighborhood Change Database (NCDB) gives users access to US Census data from 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010 at the census tract level, with the option to access data for all four decades normalized to 2010 tract boundaries. Users can download data as if the 2010 tracts existed, and all the data is weighted to these areas. Variables include population, household, and housing characteristics, income, poverty status, education level, employment, housing costs, immigration, and others. Users can export data in .dbf, ASCII, shapefile, or mid/mif files.
Social Explorer contains access to U.S. Census data dating back to 1790. Users can create maps and embed them as objects or download static images.
To access Social Explorer, create a user account after signing in to NYU's SSO. If you have questions about authenticating your NYU Social Explorer account from off-campus, please contact Data Services.
SimplyAnalytics is a web-based mapping, analytics and data visualization program providing data variables. Users have access to demographics, marketing data, consumer behavior (purchasing and product usage data), market segments, health, and business points for States, Congressional Districts, Counties, Cities/Places, ZIP Codes, Census Tracts and Block Groups. Users can also export data, maps, reports and shapefiles for use outside of SimplyAnalytics. Now includes Nielsen Scarborough Data Module.
Users are not required to log-in with a user name and password; however, in order to save your work, it is recommended that you create your own user account. SimplyMap user accounts are still functional in the SimplyAnalytics interface.
The US Census Bureau publishes much more than just the Decennial Census! Here are a few of its other offerings.
American FactFinder is the primary tool used to access 2010 Census data . It also gives users access to other key Census Bureau data sets including the American Community Survey, Puerto Rico Community Survey, Population Estimates, Economic Census, and Annual Economic Surveys.