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Census Collection

Statistical reports issued by the U.S. Census Bureau from 1790 to the present are available for use at the New Mexico State Library. This includes the Decennial Census of Population, Economic Census, and Census of Agriculture. Statistics for the United States, New Mexico, all other states, cities, counties and smaller census geographies are available.

Decennial data collected by the U.S. Census varies from census to census, but population, age, sex, race, income, poverty, earnings, occupation, education, housing, disability, birthplace, ancestry, families, household characteristics and language are among the topics covered in decennial census reports. Explore the data gathered in the 2010 census.

The Economic Census profiles the US economy every 5 years from the national to the local level.  Click here for business and industry data.

The New Mexico State Library participates as a Co-ordinating Agency in New Mexico's the State Data Center Program.


Interactive census maps for the 2010 decennial census are available online.  A data visualization gallery which includes many maps is also available online. 

For more in-depth geographic information use the Census Geography page.

New Mexico census data has been mapped and is available online at RGIS.  

The State Library has a collection of full sized New Mexico county block and tract maps for the 2000, 1990, 1980, and 1970 decennial census.  LandView products are also available on CD-Rom.  Block maps for the 1980 decennial census are also available on microfiche.

Genealogical Research

Historical Federal decennial census schedules for genealogical research are located in the Southwest collection.  Census data is also searchable on the Ancestry Library database which is available in the Library.


Questions about using American Fact Finder, the Census Bureau web site, the New Mexico State Library Census Collection and the State Data Center program can be directed to the reference staff (505) 476-9702.