The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. A nationwide population census on a regular basis dates from the establishment of Article I, Section 2, of the United States Constitution.
The Census Bureau has released the 1940 Census. Besides genealogy information, the 1940 Census has economic and social data for this time period.
Census Reporter is a Knight News Challenge-funded project to make it easy for journalists to write stories using US Census data. Expanding upon the volunteer-built Census.ire.org, Census Reporter simplifies finding and using data from the decennial census and the American Community Survey.