Answered By: Alyssa Brissett
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2022     Views: 46507

Many citation styles do not give exact guidance for citing data from the US Census. The most important things to do when citing your data are to include the elements below and to be consistent:

  • Who- Author of content
  • When- Date content was published
  • What- Title of content
  • Where- Publication information. This can be the website you got it from or the journal or book's publication information.

Use the APA 7th edition research guide to get citation formatting guidelines for datasets and websites. 

See examples below: 

citation for information from a webpage on the census bureau website

[Screenshot of an example from the APA 7th edition research guide]

census data APA citation

[Screenshot of an example from the APA 7th edition research guide]

Also visit IASSIST's quick guide to data citation

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