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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Local Area Unemployment Stats – Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics for WI page within the Bureau of Labor Statistics allows users to quickly find monthly data for different metropolitan areas in Wisconsin for a user-defined range of years. This data can be downloaded to Excel format. It includes: Labor Force Participation (number of people) Employment (number of people) Unemployment (number of […]

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Association of Religion Data Archives

The Association of Religion Data Archives provides free access to quality data on religion using online features for generating national profiles, maps, church membership overviews, denominational heritage trees, tables, charts, and other summary reports. Over 400 data files are available for online preview and most can be downloaded for additional research.

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Elder Economic Security Standard™ (Elder) Index

The Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index (Elder Index), was developed by the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston with Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), and is maintained in partnership with the National Council on Aging (NCOA). The Elder Index is a measure of the income that older adults need to meet their basic needs and age […]

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Business Patterns (US Census)

  County Business Patterns Metropolitan and Micropolitan Business Patterns ZIP Code Business Patterns   Each of these business patterns provides detailed annual information on Number of business establishments Number of employees Quarterly and annual payroll for most industries Data is available at the six digit NAICS Code (depending on the size of the population). It […]

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State/County Fact Sheets (USDA)

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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Basic Economic Security Tables™Index (BEST)

“The Basic Economic Security Tables™ Index (BEST) was developed by Wider Opportunities for Women and the Center for Social Development at Washington University-St. Louis, and is maintained by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The BEST addresses several pieces of the larger basic economic security picture–basic needs, savings, and employment-based benefits–and allows a broad and complete view […]

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Kids Count Data Center

The Kids Count DATA CENTER is the place to start if you are looking data on child well-being.  Developed by the Ann E. Casey Foundation, this site provides easy access to data on the demographics, economic well-being, family structure, health and safety of children.  Data can be obtained  at the state, county, community, school district […]

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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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Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is a national survey that provides information on the health and well being of Americans at the national, state, city, and congressional district levels.  The Index is comprised of six sub-categories: Life Evaluation Physical Health Emotional Health Healthy Behavior Work Environment Basic Access Gallup and Healthways interview  1,000 U.S. adults nationwide […]

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