State/County FACT SHEETS

Looking for recent demographic data and current information on farming and the economics of farming?  Try these easy to use State Fact Sheets from the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS).  You don’t’ have to wait until the release of the 2012 Census of Agriculture for timely data. Much of the data is very current as […]

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Census of Agriculture (USDA)

The Census of Agriculture is an source for data on agriculture in the U.S. Conducted every five years, the Census provides a detailed picture of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. he Census of Agriculture includes data for every state and county in the United States. Detailed data including specific crops […]

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Historical U.S. Census Data (1790 to 2010)

Looking for historical U.S. Census data?  The U.S. Census provides easy access to historical population, housing, and agricultural data from 1790 to 2010.  Most of the of the data is available at the state and county levels.

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Defining RURAL

The question “What is rural?” seems to be the subject to a never-ending debate.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) provides some guidance.  ERS has identified nine different categories for classifying counties by their degree of urbanization.  These nine Rural-Urban Continuum Codes range from (1) counties located in Standard Metropolitan […]

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USA Counties

Another data profile site from the U.S. Census, USA Counties features over 6,800 data items for the United States, States and counties from a variety of sources. Much of the data is as recent as 2009. USA Counties also includes many items from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, the 1990 census, the 1980 […]

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Headwaters EPS – HDT Socio-Economic Profiles

If you liked Headwater’s original Economic Profile System (EPS), but want more data and more flexibility then, try Economic Profile System-Human Dimensions Toolkit (ESP-HDT) PROFILES.  There are fourteen different data profiles ranging from general socioeconomic data to timber resources to federal spending. You can compare the selected state or county to other states and counties.  […]

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State and County Agriculture Profiles

These brief profiles provide a snapshot of the 2007 Census of Agriculture for every state and county in the U.S. They include information on the number of farms, acreage in agriculture, average farm size, market value of products, and data by specific crop and livestock. The 2002 Census of Agriculture is used for comparison. To […]

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