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Download data from American FactFinder
There are multiple ways to download data from American FactFinder.
Download from the search results page
Download up to 10 tables from the search results page in a comma-delimited
format (.csv). This format can be imported into Microsoft Excel, as well
as other spreadsheet and database programs.
Download when viewing a table
Download a single table from the table view in comma-delimited (.csv),
PDF, Microsoft Excel (.xls), or Rich Text Format (.rtf) formats.
Download data using the Download Center
For experienced users - download tables for groups of selected geographic
summary levels or prepackaged datasets via FTP. Download Center
Download spatial data from reference maps and thematic maps
Download shapefiles that can be imported into various geographic
information systems (GIS) software packages.
download limits FAQ
for more information about limits to the number and size of tables that can be downloaded in American FactFinder.
Download data via FTP
If American FactFinder’s download limits prevent you from downloading the data you need,
you may be able to download the complete dataset from the Census Bureau’s FTP Site. Use
the links to the right for information about downloading data from various Census Bureau
To improve access to data and encourage innovation, the Census Bureau
provides Application Programming Interface (API) access to selected data sets,
including the 2010 Census Summary File 1 and the American Community Survey
(five year data). The API allows developers to design Web and mobile apps
to explore or learn more about America's changing population and economy.
Visit our Developer Site
to learn more.
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