Historical census info
Submitted by murph on 31 October 2007 - 8:17am. data | internet | urban planning
Thanks to Dale, I'm suddenly aware of the National Historical Geographic Information System, from the University of Minnesota. NHGIS hosts census data back to 1790! (An admission of mindlessness: I pulled up 1790 as a test and for a moment thought they only had partial census data, since Michigan wasn't listed. D'oh.)
Now I just need to restrain myself to looking up only the data I actually need, and not geeking out into semirandom data dumps.