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Guide to using U.S. Census (Federal) material at the Connecticut State Library, both Historic and Current

This Connecticut State Library Guide leads to key U.S. Census and demographic information resources on the Web and in this Library, with an emphasis on Connecticut statistics and materials held here.

We have a comprehensive collection of statistical census information, as well as individual returns related to Connecticut.

From the Census Bureau site:

"The census tells us who we are and where we are going as a nation. The census helps our communities determine where to build everything from schools to supermarkets, and from homes to hospitals. It helps the government decide how to distribute funds and assistance to states and localities. It is also used to draw the lines of legislative districts and reapportion the seats each State holds in Congress."