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Spelman College Graduates with President Beverly Daniel Tatum

The Spelman College Census Information Center

The Spelman College Census Information Center (CIC) initiative is a cooperative program between the U.S. Bureau of the Census and 52 national, regional and local non-profit organizations.  The CIC Program represents the interests of underserved communities. The centers serve as repositories of census data and reports, making census information and data available to the public and the communities they serve. Spelman College has been part of the program since 2000. 

Census Information Centers use census data and tools in areas such as program planning, training, needs assessments, defining service areas, developing new business enterprises, and conducting demographic and social research.  Listen to a podcast featuring Lisa Blumerman, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Associate Director for the Decennial Census Programs, touring the portfolio of projects that lead up to the U.S. Census every ten years. 

Center History

The Spelman College Census Information Center was established in 2000 by a committee including economics professors Drs. Romie Tribble, Jack Stone and others.  The CIC is now directed by Dr. Bruce H. Wade, professor of sociology and former chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Center Objectives

  • To make the CIC a resource that helps disseminate data for diverse community groups 
  • To promote college-community involvement in community development 
  • To promote AUC student and faculty development and involvement in research and community services 
  • To promote awareness of the Census Bureau as a resource base 
  • To encourage AUC students and faculty to integrate Census material in their classrooms and research 

Contact Information

Census Information Center 
Milligan Building, Room 2109 
Office: 404-270-5631
Fax: 404-270-5632

Bruce Wade, Ph.D.
Sociology & Anthropology Dept. 
Director of CIC, Office: Giles 302
Office: 404-270-5629

Migration/Geographic Mobility

Historical and detailed tables on Geographical Mobility, a collection of national- and regional-level tables from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey, are now available. These detailed tables describe the movement of people in the United States, including type of move, reason for moving and selected characteristics of those who moved within the last year. The historical tables incorporate data from as far back as 1948. 

For more information on migration, visit the Census Bureau’s migration page at