Written by Rochelle Krueger, Lecturer/Government Documents Librarian
This week the United States Census Bureau released not only Nebraska’s state data, but also state, county, and local level information.
The Census, taken every ten years by Constitutional mandate, is more than just a population counter. It also provides information about the population’s gender, family and marital status, economic data, housing, and much more.
These statistics are crucial to apportion the number of members of the United States House of Representatives, as well as federal funding for numerous social and economic programs. As a result of the 2010 Census, several states did gain or lose at least one House representative, but Nebraska’s representation remains unchanged.
The Census Bureau’s website, located at http://www.census.gov/ lists many tools, including American FactFinder to assist the public with their searching needs. An enormous amount of information is available at our fingertips, including a fun, interactive map!
For a detailed explanation of Nebraska’s results, please go to: http://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb11-cn57.html.
If you need assistance locating data, please don’t hesitate to contact Rochelle Krueger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 308-865-8542. You can also stop by the library’s reference desk or take advantage of the library’s 24/7 Ask Us reference service.