By now, you've probably returned your 2010 Census form. You might be wondering what happens to all that data. While 13 U.S.C. 9 mandates confidentiality (so that information about particular people can't be revealed) the information is used to create databases of information about the U.S. as a whole.
The U.S. Census Bureau provides many statistics, including the Statistical Abstract of the United States (available online back to 1878) and maintains links to other federal agency statistic collections.
More information about finding statistics and using them in your legal scholarship is available in our Statistics and Empirical Legal Scholarship Research Guide.