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2010 Census Data

The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.

The 2010 Census represented the most massive participation movement ever witnessed in our country. Approximately 74 percent of the households returned their census forms by mail; the remaining households were counted by census workers walking neighborhoods throughout the United States.

Census data is used in a variety of ways: to advocate for causes, rescue disaster victims, prevent diseases, research markets, locate pools of skilled workers and more. In fact, the information the Census collects helps to determine how more than $400 billion dollars of federal funding each year is spent on infrastructure and services like:

  • Hospitals
  • Job training centers
  • Schools
  • Senior centers
  • Bridges, tunnels and other-public works projects
  • Emergency services

Following the 1970, 1980 and 1990 Census, the Cornell University Department of Development Sociology (Rural Sociology then) produced a series of booklets, one for each county, in which selected key population and housing statistics were compiled along with some interpretive text. These booklets and materials were quite widely sought and used. The Program on Applied Demographics (PAD) has been commissioned by Cornell Cooperative Extension Administration to produce profiles containing key population, housing and economic information for each county. The complete Jefferson County Profile for 2013 can be found here.

What is the American Community Survey?

What is the difference between the American Community Survey and the 2010 Census?

What is a Census Designated Place?


Census Designated Places.pdf

Median Age by Town.pdf

Population by Town.pdf

Percent Population Change by Town.pdf

Population Change by Town.pdf

Population Density by Town.pdf

Percent Seasonal Housing of Total Housing by Town.pdf

Percent Change of Housing Units by Town - 2010.pdf

Population Tables

Town Population 1950-2010.pdf

Town Population Growth 1990-2010 (alphabetical).pdf

Town Population Growth 1990-2010 (ranked by % change).pdf

Village Population 1950-2010 .pdf

Village Population Growth 1990-2010 (alphabetical).pdf

Village Population Growth 1990-2010 (ranked by % change).pdf

Census Designated Places Population Growth 1950-2010 (alphabetical).pdf

Town Population by Race.pdf

Village and City Population by Race.pdf

Census Designated Places Population by Race.pdf

Town Population by Age- Females.pdf

Town Population by Age- Males.pdf

Village Population by Age- Females.pdf

Village Population by Age- Males.pdf

Census Designated Place Population by Age- Females.pdf

Census Designated Place Population by Age- Males.pdf

Housing Unit Tables

Town Housing Units - 2010.pdf

Villages and City Housing Units - 2010.pdf

Census Designated Places Housing Units - 2010.pdf

Town Seasonal Housing Units - 2010.pdf

Villages and City Seasonal Housing Units - 2010.pdf

Census Designated Places Seasonal Housing Units - 2010.pdf

Town Group Quarters Population 2010.pdf

Village and City Group Quarters Population 2010.pdf

Census Designated Places Group Quarters Population 2010.pdf

Land Area Tables

Town Land Area and Density 2010.pdf

Village and City Land Area and Density 2010.pdf

Census Designated Places Land Area and Density 2010.pdf