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Selected Special Censuses

This section contains information on selected special censuses including Census of Agriculture and Aquaculture, E-Stats—the U.S. Census Bureau's measure of the Nation's electronic commerce, selected foreign trade publications and international census materials.

 


CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE

http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/
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A Guide To Locating Selected U.S. Decennial And Economic Census Publications In The Library Of Congress

Table of Contents

Overview
Introduction
Census Reference Publications
      Censuses of Population
            Census Data
            History
            Catalogs/Guides/Indexes
            Specific Censuses
            State Censuses
      Economic Censuses
Census Search Strategies
Current Business Reports
Special Censuses
LC Catalog Searches


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Conducted every five years, the Census of Agriculture provides data on U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Data on agriculture first began in the 1840 Census where information was collected on agriculture.

Note: The Census of Agriculture is now conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

2002 Census of Agriculture. Volume 1, Geographic Area Series.
http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2002/index.asp
AC-02-A-1 to AC-02-A-52
LC Call Number: HD1769 .C468 2004
LC Catalog Record: 2005616566

1997 Census of Agriculture. Volume 1, Geographic Area Series.
http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/1997/index.asp
AC-97-A-1 to AC-97-A-52, 55
LC Call Number: HD1769 .C468 1999
LC Catalog Record: 99213056

1997 Census of Agriculture. Volume 2, Subject Series.
http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/1997/index.asp
LC Call Number: HD1769 .C46 1999a
LC Catalog Record: 2003387867

1997 Census of Agriculture. Volume 3 , Special Studies.
http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/1997/index.asp
LC Call Number: HD1769 .C46 1999
LC Catalog Record: 00326841

Guide to the 1992 Census of Agriculture and Related Statistics.
LC Call Number: HD1769.G865 1994
LC Catalog Record: 95165541

1992 Census of Agriculture. Volume 1, Geographic Area Series.
AC92-A 1-54
LC Call Number: HD1769.C465 1994
SuDoc Number: C 3.31/4:992V.1 PTS. 1-54
LC Catalog Record: 95120435
Available online via the US Dept of Agriculture.

Note: Contain maps. All parts are separately bound. Part number and two-letter state abbreviations appear on spine covers. Therefore , the state name can be placed on the call slip when requesting items from this series. If part number is desired, see LC catalog record above for a listing of the part numbers by state.

1992 Census of Agriculture. Volume 2, Subject Series.
AC92-S-1 to -4
LC Call Number: HD1769.C46 1995
SuDoc Number: C 3.31/12:992/V.2/PT. 1-4
LC Catalog Record: 97152449
AC92-S-2 Volume 2 Subject Series Part 2 Coverage Evaluation [PDF format: 623 KB / 82 pp.]
AC92-S-3 Volume 2, Subject Series, Part 3 1992 Ranking of States and Counties [PDF format: 2.4 MB / 126 pp.]
AC92-S-4 Volume 2, Subject Series, Part 4 History [PDF format: 953 KB / 152 pp.]

Note: When requesting from LC collections, Parts 1 and 2 are bound together in one volume; Parts 3 and 4 are separately bound. Same call number, Part number is written on spine cover.

1992 Census of Agriculture. Volume 3, Related Surveys.
AC92-RS-1
LC Call Number: HD1769.C465 1996
SuDoc Number: C 3.31/12:992/V.3/PT.1-
LC Catalog Record: 97152448
1994 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey

Note: This is the Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey (1994).
See also the Census of Agriculture web site for the 1992 Census of Agriculture publications.

Guide to the 1992 Census of agriculture and Related statistics
LC Call Number: HD1769 .G865 1994
LC Catalog Record: 95165541
online [PDF Format: 782.5 KB/ 44pp.]

Guide to the 1987 Census of agriculture and related statistics
LC Call Number: HD1769 .G86 1989
LC Catalog Record: 89603238

Guide to the 1982 Census of agriculture and related statistics
LC Call Number: HD1769 .G85 1984
LC Catalog Record: 84601016

Current Agriculture Statistics
Cotton Ginnings
A-10, A-20, A-30 series
LC Catalog Record: sv92039768
SuDoc number: A 92.47 (microfiche)
Unbound in Serial and Government Publications Division.
Online access to current and archived Cotton Ginnings reports available from National Agricultural Statistics Service.

See also:
Cotton Ginnings, Summary
LC Call Number: TS1585 .C65
LC Catalog Record: 2005209655

Cotton ginnings (A10)
LC Catalog Record: sn79008220

Cotton ginnings in the United States
1971-1990
LC Catalog Record: 74647273

Cotton ginnings (A20)
LC Catalog Record: sn79008215

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CENSUS OF AQUACULTURE

http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/Census_of_Aquaculture/

The first Census of Aquaculture was conducted in 1998 by the Department of Agriculture to collect data on the aquaculture industry at the national and state level. Aquaculture in the U.S.: a Historical Survey by Robert R. Stickney provides background information on this industry. Brief history and description of the Census of Aquaculture also appears in the introduction to the 1998 Census.
The latest Census of Aquaculture data from 2005 expands 2002 Census data and can be viewed here.

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FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Census of Governments
http://www.census.gov/govs/cog/ The Census of Governments data is available online starting from 1992. A complete listing of Census of Governments reports is available online from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2002 Census of Governments. Volume 1, No. 1, Government Organization
http://www.census.gov/prod/2003pubs/gc021x1.pdf [PDF format: 1.14 MB / 105 pp.]

2002 Census of Governments. Volume 1, No.2, Individual State Descriptions
http://www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/gc021x2.pdf [PDF format: 4.74 MB / 333 pp.]
GC-02(1)-2
LC Call Number: JK2408 .A14 2002
LC Catalog Record: 2005410980
Note: Only issue in LC.

1997 Census of Governments. Volume 1, Government Organization
http://www.census.gov/prod/gc97/gc971-1.pdf [PDF format 3.45 MB / 355 pp.]
See also: http://www.census.gov/govs/www/gid.html
No holdings in LC.

1992 Census of Governments. Volume 1. Government Organization
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/governments.html
GC92(1)-1 to -2
LC Call Number: JS331 .C44 1994
LC Catalog Record: 96152858
SuDoc number: C 3.145/4:992/V.1/NOS. 1-2
No.1 Government Organization [PDF format: 3.69 MB / 377 pp.]
No.2 Popularly Elected Officials [PDF format: 2.35 MB / 273 pp.]

1992 Census of Governments. Volume 2. Taxable Property Values
GC92(2)-1
LC Call Number: HJ4181.C46 1994
LC Catalog Record: 99489429
SuDoc Number: C 3.145/4:992/V.2/NO.1
http://www.census.gov/prod/2/gov/gc/gc92_2_1.pdf [PDF format: 1.83 MB / 114 pp.]

1992 Census of Governments. Volume 3. Public Employment
GC92(3)-1-2
LC Call Number: JS331.C44 1997
LC Catalog Record: 97130249
SuDoc Number: C 3.145/4:992/V.3/NOS.1-2
Online access: http://www.census.gov/prod/2004pubs/gc023x2.pdf [PDF format: 9MB / 311 pp.]
Notes:
No.1 Employment of Major Local Governments
No. 2 Compendium of Public Employment

1992 Census of Governments. Volume 4. Government Finances
GC92(4)-1-6
LC Call Number: HJ257.2.C46 1995
LC Catalog Record: 97129940
SuDoc Number: C 3.145/4:992/V.4/NOS.1-6
Online access: http://www.census.gov/prod/www/governments.html
Notes:
No.1 Public Education Finances
No.2 Finances of Special Districts
No.3 Finances of County Governments
No.4 Finances of Municipal and Township Governments
No.5 Compendium of Government Finances
No.6 Employee-Retirement Systems of State and Local Governments

Annual and Quarterly Surveys
Quarterly Summary of Federal, State, and Local Tax Revenue
GT[year/quarter]
LC Call Number: HJ2385.U6b
LC Catalog Record: 84650617 1982 - 1989
LC Catalog Record: sn82001923 1973 - 1982
SuDoc Number: C 3.145/6
Online access: http://www.census.gov/govs/qtax/

Government Finances In...
GF[year]
LC Call Number: HJ257.2.U54a
LC Catalog Record: h96648146
SuDoc Number: C 3.191/2
Online access to data: http://www.census.gov/govs/state/
Full reports for select years available in PDF format from HathiTrust Digital Library.External Link

Federal Expenditures By State For Fiscal Year...
FES [year]
LC Call Number: HC110.P63U53b
LC Catalog Record: 83642778
SuDoc Number: C 3.266:996
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/governments.html
Located under Consolidated Federal Funds Reports.

Local Government Employment In Selected Metropolitan Areas and Large Counties
GE
LC Call Number: HD8011.A1A3 subser
LC Catalog Record: 74611354
SuDoc Number: C 3.140/2:983/3

Federal Aid to States
LC Call Number: HC110.P63 U53b
LC Catalog Record: 00222872
SuDoc Number: C3.266:C3.2:AI 2/998
Online access: http://www.census.gov/prod/www/governments.html

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COMPANY AND ENTERPRISE DATA

Information on the U.S. Census Bureau Economic Programs and industry data from 1992 to present are available on the Census Bureau's Business & Industry home page.

Enterprise Statistics
Overview
Note: LC holdings for historical enterprise statistics go back to 1958.
LC Catalog Record: a63007169 1958
LC Catalog Record: a68007228 1963
LC Catalog Record: 79186224 1967
LC Catalog Record: 77010136 1972
LC Catalog Record: 81607012 1977
LC Catalog Record: 83600146 1982
LC Catalog Record: 89600141 1987

1992 Enterprise Statistics. Company Summary
ES92-1
LC Call Number: HC106.8.E57 1992
LC Catalog Record: 98105771
Online access: http://www.census.gov/prod/3/97pubs/es-9201.pdf [PDF format: 136 MB / 164 pp.]

Minority-Owned Business Enterprises
Historical LC holdings:
Minority-owned businesses, 1969
Survey of minority-owned business enterprises. 1972
Survey of minority-owned business enterprises. 1977
Survey of minority-owned business enterprises. 1982

1992 Survey of Minority-Owned Business Enterprises
LC Call Number: HD2346.U5E269 1996
LC Catalog Record: 96141790
SuDoc Number: C 3.258:MB92-1 to -4
Consists of four volumes:
MB92-1 Black-Owned Business Enterprises
MB92-2 Hispanic-Owned Business Enterprises
MB92-3 Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives Business Enterprises
MB92-4 Survey of Minority-Owned Business Enterprises. Summary

1992 Economic Census. Women Business Owners
WB92-1
LC Call Number: HD2346.U5E268 1996
LC Catalog Record: 96126538
SuDoc Number: C 3.250:WB92-1

1992 Economic Census. Characteristics of Business Owners CBO92-1
LC Call Number: HC106.8.A148 1997
LC Catalog Record: 98128230
Earlier holdings: 1982 and 1987.

Survey of Business Owners (SBO)
http://www.census.gov/econ/sbo/
Survey of Business Owners (SBO) is a consolidation of two prior surveys, the Surveys of Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (SMOBE/SWOBE), and includes questions from a survey discontinued in 1992 on Characteristics of Business Owners (CBO).

Quarterly Financial Report (QFR)
QFR/97-Q1 to Q4
LC Call Number: HD9724.A213
LC Catalog Record: 75644219
SuDoc Number: C 3.267
Current and historical QFR data online.

Company Statistics Program
The U.S. Census Bureau's Company Statistics Division (CSD) provides data for six major statistical programs:
Survey of Business Owners (SBO) (every 5 years)
http://www.census.gov/econ/sbo/

Economic Census of Island Areas (every 5 years)
http://www.census.gov/econ/islandareas/

Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES) (annually)
http://www.census.gov/econ/aces/

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Survey(annually)
http://www.census.gov/econ/ict/

Statistics of U.S. Businesses(annually)
http://www.census.gov/econ/susb/

Quarterly Financial Report (quarterly)
http://www.census.gov/econ/qfr/

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E-STATS: Measuring the Nation's Electronic Economy

E-Stats is an annual measure of the value of goods and services sold online. Although E-Stats does not cover the entire U.S. economy, those NAICS industries that accounted for approximately 77% of economic activity as measured in the 2002 Economic Census.
E-Stats page provides access to the latest report, historical data going back to 1999 and frequently asked questions. Additional e-commerce data can be found in the Quarterly Retail E-Commerce Sales report.
The latest report: http://www.census.gov/retail/index.html.
Historical reports: http://www.census.gov/retail/ecommerce/historic_releases.html.

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FOREIGN TRADE

The U.S. Census Bureau's Foreign Trade page contains the latest foreign trade data statistics as well as Trade Highlights, U.S. Trade in Goods by Country, Country and Product Trade and Historical Series data. The most detailed trade data are available in USA Trade Online, a subscription database.

The following guides are helpful in understanding foreign trade statistics:

Trade and Employment
Published 1984-1995
LC Call Number: HF3000 .T73
LC Catalog Record: 86647945
Electronic copy available from HathiTrust Digital LibraryExternal Link

U.S. Merchandise Trade, Exports, General Imports, and Imports For Consumption
Published 1989-1996
LC Call Number: HF3001 .U23
LC Catalog Record: 90643709
More recent trade data available online:
Value of Exports, General Imports, and Imports for Consumption by 1 to 3 digit SITC. 1996 to present.
Value of Exports, General Imports, and Imports for Consumption by 3 to 6 digit NAICS. 2000 to present.
Other foreign trade reports can be viewed here.

U.S. Merchandise Trade. Selected highlights.
http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/ft920_index.html
LC Catalog Record: 2005230570

U.S. Imports History: historical summary ... : international harmonized system commodity classification (HTSUSA) by country, by customs district
CD-ROMs
LC Call Number: HF3000 [1996 00857]
LC Catalog Record: 95645855

U.S. Imports of Merchandise
In CD-ROMs:
LC Call Number: HF3005 [1996 00859]
LC Catalog Record: 91655127
In DVD-ROMs:
LC Call Number: HF3005 [2011 00297]
LC Catalog Record: 2006230052

U.S. Exports History: historical summary ... : international harmonized system commodity classification (HS-based schedule B) by country, by customs district
LC Call Number: HF3000 [1996 00858]
LC Catalog Record: 95645854

U.S. Exports of Merchandise
In CD-ROMs:
LC Call Number: HF3003 [1996 00861]
LC Catalog Record: 91655128
In DVD-ROM:
LC Call Number: HF3003 [2011 00301]
LC Catalog Record: 2007230168

U.S. Foreign Trade. FT900, Summary of U.S. export and import merchandise trade
Published in 1976 - 1988. LC Call Number: HF3001 .U56
LC Catalog Record: 81646118

Trade Databases
The Library of Congress also has subscription databases for accessing foreign trade data. These databases are limited to users who are on site at the Library of Congress.

Global Trade Atlas
http://eresources.loc.gov/record=e1000352~S9
UN Comtrade
http://eresources.loc.gov/record=e1000439~S9
USA Trade Online
http://eresources.loc.gov/record=e1000888~S9

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INTERNATIONAL CENSUS DATA

U.S. Census Bureau. International Programs
http://www.census.gov/population/international/

The U.S. Census Bureau's International Data Base provides demographic information for selected countries, indicators, and regions and includes Country Rankings, and World Population Summary. Other programs in this area are HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base and Global Population Mapping and Spatial Analysis.

U.S. Census Bureau. International Statistical Agencies
http://www.census.gov/population/international/links/stat_int.html

Links to the web sites of the central statistical offices of foreign countries containing a variety of statistics including demographic data.

Library of Congress Business Reference Services. Locating International Census Data
http://www.loc.gov/rr/business/census/intlcensus.html

A guide for locating international census publications at the Library of Congress and other institutions.

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