American FactFinder 2 is the best tool to use to find statistical data about the U.S. population and businesses.
Although it might be the best tool to use, it is a little bit awkward to learn how to use it. But now there is help, watch this 9 minute video about how to get the most out of American FactFinder 2.
Fire up your web browser, watch the video, and follow along. If you want more help, Ask a Librarian.
Need other types of data? Check out the Statistical Abstract of the United States, our US Government Basic Collection, and our Government Information research guide. Also don’t for get to try the US Census Bureu’s website, they collect more information than I can mention here.