By David M. Kinchen
U.S. Census Bureau: Quick Facts Portal Makes Finding Demographic Data Easy
When it comes to finding data, there's not a more user friendly site -- private or government --  than the U.S. Census Bureau's quick facts one (link: All you have to do is call up the site, follow the directions and begin looking. If you want population figures and demographics of all kinds, including ethnic makeup of a city, county or state; homeownership rates, and a wide variety of other data, Quick Facts is your best bet.
  I use this site all the time and recommend it to all the readers of this site when they need accurate information quickly.