Q. Do you have a source for current demographic and census information?
Census information can, of course, be accessed at the Census Bureau website at census.gov. The Library also provides a website with detailed demographic information called Demographics Now that can be accessed with your library card and pin numbers through our website at hmcpl.org. Users can create a demographic report on almost any geography down to the census track and block levels for information on income, housing, age, education, race, retail spending and other fields. There is also the option to compare multiple geographies. You can also create customized maps using these statistics. Demographics Now also allows you to search 2010 census data as well as updated estimates from the Census Bureau. Contact the Reference & Adult Servcies Department at 256-532-5975 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to set up a guided tour of this useful database.