Hundreds of census profiles compiled by the State Data Center (SDC) in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s are full-text searchable as part of the North Carolina Census Data collection. The profiles themselves were originally developed by the SDC from datasets provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. They contain county and state statistics and hand-colored maps related to labor, population, housing, and economic conditions.

Looking for more recent profiles? The 1990s and 2000s NC census profiles are available from the SDC's website. Or go directly to LINC, a database of over 1300 data items from state and federal agencies, including historical data and projections (1960s to 2030), state, county, municipality, township, tract, block group, and block coverage, customized report capabilities, and preformatted topic reports.

Definitions and census data resources

N.C. Office of State Budget and Management's State Data Center

  • N.C. State Demographer. The State Demographer is responsible for producing state, county, and municipal population estimates and state and county population projections.
  • LINC. This data platform allows data visualization, mapping, and downloads.  It is comprised of statistics reported by State and Federal agencies, making it a first stop in data retrieval about North Carolina.  
  • NC Census Data. Facts and figures from the latest census in North Carolina.

U.S. Census Bureau

  • Census Bureau Data. Find detailed data and maps from Census programs.
  • QuickFacts. Find statistics for all states and counties and city and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
  • GovPulse. The Federal Register is the official journal of the federal government of the United States. In it, you'll find any kind of proposal, notification, or solicitation for data that a federal agency puts out. It's the pulse of your government. For much of its existence the Federal Register has had no easily accessible form. govpulse seeks to change this and enable you to respond to your government. We give you a way to browse the Register (from 1994 on) and use filters to decide what is important to you.
  • This We Know. Presents the information the U.S. government collects about every community. By publishing this data in an easy to understand and consistent manner, they seek to empower citizens to act on what's known.