This message is to pass on a notice from the U.S. Census Bureau on changes to American
FactFinder (AFF) which will be launched tomorrow, January 29. The new look and
functionality of will include two new paths to quickly find a profile or specific table.
The current steps to locating data will be found under “Advanced Search”.
See the link below to view a virtual tour for a sneak peak of the changes.
California State Census Data Center
Demographic Research Unit
(916) 327-0103 ext 2550
You spoke, we listened! New enhancements are coming to American FactFinder January
The redesigned main page offers users of all skill levels an entry point to Census data.
A. Novice users can find popular facts about a single geography by using our Community
B. Users ready to delve more deeply into data but unsure of where to start can use our
Guided Search Feature which will take them step-by-step to find the data they are looking
C. The Advanced Search option allows users with experience to navigate and filter the
American FactFinder in the ways they were used to.
D. Users looking to download large datasets will find links and the support they need in
our Download option.
For more information, take a peek at our new virtual tour here:
The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a demonstration of new data access tools live online via
the Census Bureau Ustream channel on Thursday, January 31 at 2pm. The demo will include
new and enhanced features in American FactFinder, such as Community Facts and Guided
Search as well as provide a look at other new data access tools, including Easy Stats,
developed from the Census Bureau’s Application Programming Interface, and the America’s
Economy mobile app.
Viewers will be able to ask questions, either by phone or asking via the Census Bureau’s
Facebook and Twitter accounts.