Community Economic Toolbox

Community Economic Toolbox , Developed by Penn State University. First, select the state and then the county that you’re interested in examining (you must first click “Next” toward the bottom right corner of the page). After that, you’ll be led through each step of the toolbox. In some of the tools you will be able […]

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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). A new map-based exploration tool is also available. […]

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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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My Congressional District (US Census)

Need quick information on a Congressional District? The U.S. Census has a tool called My Congressional District that quickly pulls up demographic, employment, housing, socio-economic, education, and business data and allows users to download it. This data is collected through the American Community Survey and County Business Patterns.

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Census Quick Facts

Quick Facts, by the U.S. Census, gives quick overviews and comparisons of municipalities (cities, towns, and villages), counties, states, and the US as a whole. It includes data on the population, demographics, housing, education, health, broad overviews of the economy and business, income and poverty, and transportation. Data can be returned as a table, map, […]

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American Community Survey Data Profiles

American Community Survey (ACS) Data Profiles Demographic, economic, social, and housing profiles are available through the U.S. Census ACS. NOTE: Unlike the ten-year census that attempts to count every individual, the ACS is a sample survey. Because some of the samples are relatively small, it is important to pay attention to the margins of error […]

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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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U.S. Census Fact Sheets

U.S. Census Fact Sheets Census Fact Sheets provide the same information included in the American Community Survey (ACS) DATA Profiles.  However, all of the fact Sheets are based on the ACS 2005-2009 five year estimates, regardless of population. If you are looking for profiles for communities or counties with populations greater than 20,000 consider the […]

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