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SOW 5106: Human Behavior and the Social Environment II

Advanced Search

If you're already very familiar with searching Census data, Advanced Search may be the quickest route to your information.

With Advanced Search, you can search all available data using all of the search features provided by American FactFinder. 

Advanced Search

An easy way to start with Advanced Search is to enter a topic and a geography in the text boxes at the top of the Advanced Search page to begin your search.  Entering a few letters of the word in the topic will bring up a list of matching terms to choose from. After you enter your topic and geography, click "Go". Your topic and geography are added to "Your Selections" and a list of matching data tables is displayed.

Refine your search by entering more search terms in the text boxes, or use the filters located on the left side of the page (Topics, Geographies, Race and Ethnic Groups, Industry Codes, and EEO Occupation Codes).

As items are added to "Your Selections", your search results are updated, showing only those tables and other data products that match the items in "Your Selections"

To narrow a search to a specific dataset, click on 'Topics' and then 'Datasets'. The 'Topics' area also allows you to narrow the search by People, Housing, Business and Industry, Year, Product (Table) Type, or Program.

To choose a Geography, click on Geographies. Data can be retrieved for a wide variety of geographic entities, including United States, states, counties, townships, MSAs, places, incorporated places, census tracts.

Note: As you modify and change your search parameters, you must clear some or all of Your Selections, by clicking the "x" in the blue circle next to the filtering selection. You could also choose "clear all selections" as a way of resetting.