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Reminder: legacy American FactFinder to be discontinued January 20, 2012

Just a reminder to all my docs librarian peeps: The American FactFinder’s old interface (which many think is easier to use than their new interface!) is going away and American FactFinder2 will be the default interface to access data and statistics from the US Census Bureau. I hope FactFinder2 will make links to the 1990 census and older data sets (see the list below) VERY transparent. It’s a real shame that those older data sets won’t be accessible via the new search interface but only via FTP.

The Census Bureau will be ending the legacy version of American FactFinder on January 20. Any deep links into the discontinued system will no longer work, including links to:

  • 1990 Census
  • 2000-2004 American Community Survey
  • 2000-2001 Supplementary Survey
  • 1997 Economic Census
  • 2003 Annual Survey of Manufactures
  • 2003 Nonemployer Statistics

These products will only be available through an archived FTP format. All other current and previous year data from the American Community Survey, Puerto Rico Community Survey, Annual Population Estimates, Economic Census, and Annual Economic Surveys are available in the new American FactFinder. Access the how-to guide for Building Deep Links into the New American Factfinder to learn how to create links.

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