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Additional Resources

Boettcher, Jennifer and Gaines Leonard, Industry Research using the Economic Census: how to find it , how to use it, Westport, Ct: Greenwood Press 2004.

(Firestone Trustees Reading Room) HC101 .B594 2004


The Economic Census

The Economic Census originally started out as part of the general Decennial Census. It has changed and grown over the years in both scope and coverage. In 1997 the Census moved over from the Standard industry classification (SIC) to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Today the Economic census is available in its entirety on the web and provides a snapshot of the economy and the millions of business establishments that operate in the United States.



Census Series

Census of manufactures, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, U.S. Govt. Print Off.

HD9724 .A5  Firestone (F)

The library holds 1921-1937, 1947, 1954, 1948, 1963, 1967; Suppl. 1947, 1954

For predecessors see 1900 and 1910.


Financial statistics of states / United States Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Washington : G.P.O., 1916-1943.

HJ275 .A3 

1915-1919, 1921-1931, 1937-1941 1915-1921: HJ275.A3q

 LACKS: 1938, v.1, no.2-4; 1940, v.1, no.3-8, 10-13, 15-20, 22-25, 30-33;1941, v.1, no. 16-21, 23-24 


Current housing reports. H121/94-1, Tracking the American dream : 50 years of housing history from the Census Bureau : 1940 to 1990 / F. John Devaney, Washington, DC : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of the Census : For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Doc., 1994

C 3.215:H 121/94-1  DOCS: Firestone


Survey of current business. Weekly supplement / United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Washington : The Bureau, [1927-1954]

Continued as Business statistics (Washington, D.C. : Weekly)

Oversize HC1 .R1983q  Mar. 14, 1927-1929, 1948-1954  Firestone (F)


U.S. commodity exports and imports as related to output, Washington : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

HF105 .A2187  [ES 2-2] (1958)-1981/82; 1991 and 1990-1993 and 1992  Firestone (F) Lacks:1972/73-1975/76; 1977-79 Microfiche holdings at Documents Division


Annual survey of manufactures : ASM, Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census

HD9724 .A52   1949/50-1980/81, 1949-1950, Suppl., 1962-1964  Lacks Suppl. : 1954, 1958, 1972, 1977

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The United States Economic Census Guide has been prepared by

Nita Mathur, Bobray Bordelon, and Colleen Burlingham.


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