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Mapping Census 2000: The Geography of American Diversity. General G 1201 .E 25 B 7 2001
Statistical Abstract of the United States. Most recent print edition in downstairs Ready Reference HA 202 .U 5 S 93. Also available online. Older editions upstairs in the General Collection under the same call number. You can also find many other official U.S. Census publications near that call number.