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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STATS America

STATS America is an easy to use resource for a wide variety of data from many different sources (i.e. U.S. Census, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics). Data profiles on population, housing, income and labor are easily accessible at the state, county, and metro levels. Not only does STATS America compile data from many public and […]

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Data on religious affiliation by county

Detailed county-level data on the number and of religious congregations and the number of members by church type is available free online.  The data includes twelve major religions (i.e. Roman Catholic, Hindu, Islamic, Pentecostal) and 233 specific religious groups (i.e. Evangelical Methodist Church, Christian Science Churches, and Baha’i Faith). The data is provided free by […]

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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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American Human Development (HD) Index

The HD Index, a unique and valuable tool developed by the American Human Development Project, is a quality of life indicator comprised of three elements: health, knowledge, and standard of living. The three components are based on over 100 variables ranging from typical demographic data such as education, income, and employment to health measures including […]

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County Quick Facts

County Quick Facts, by the U.S. Census, is exactly that, a quick overview of counties and major cities. These brief profiles include an interesting variety of information from basic demographics to land area, persons per square mile, and retail sales per capita. Click here for a sample report. If you have used County Quick Facts,  […]

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City-Data.com

City-Data.com The profiles on this commercial site offer an interesting variety of data for most cities in the U.S. In addition to the demographic and economic data included on many other sites, the profiles on City-Data include photos of the community, crime statistics, information on the local real estate market, data on pollution levels, the […]

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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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