Downloading using FTP

Files downloaded from the Census Bureau's FTP server contain all of the data, metadata, geographies, and codes for a specific dataset. They are intended for advanced users who plan to analyze large volumes of data using specialized software such as SAS, SPSS, etc.

You can visit the Census Bureau's FTP Site ( or use the following pages to download data from many censuses and surveys conducted by the Census Bureau.


Visit the Downloading Overview page ( for information on download options and formats supported by American FactFinder.


See Also

Downloading Overview

Downloading from the Search Results in Advanced Search

Downloading from the Table Viewer in Advanced Search

Bookmark and Save Query

Loading a Saved Query

Working with Search Results

Refine Search Results

Navigating Results


Viewing Data Search Results