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Census Resources - Federal: History of the US Census of Population

A brief guide to Federal census data.

History of the United States Federal Population Census

Bulletin board display on history of the US census

Bulletin board project at Alexander Library by Whitney Kehl, completed January 2020.

New Jersey Then and Now: According to the U.S. Decennial Census

Bulletin board section on New Jersey in 1820, 1920, and 2019

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