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Statistics and Data

I will be adding many more sources for statistics and data soon. Please also take a look at our sources in the main database list as well or check out the UNCG Data Delicious page or check the Library Catalog for data sources on CD or DVD.

Sources for Statistics

Statistical Warehouse
Provides over 70,000 statistical data series on many topics, including population and demographics, economics, social indicators, health and mortality, voting and elections, geography, intellectual property, social services, and libraries.
Covers the U.S., U.S. states, counties, cities, and other Census-designated places (more than 30,000 places total).
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World Development Indicators Online
Provides statistics on countries.
Covers 550 indicators for over 200 countries and 18 county groups, from 1960 to one year ago.
Includes social, economic, financial, natural resource, and environmental data.
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Euromonitor Global Market Information Database (GMID)
Provides marketing data and reports on countries, companies, markets, and consumers from over 200 countries.
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SimplyMap
A web-based mapping database for developing thematic maps -- and reports -- using thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables.
Each user accesses SimplyMap through a "personal workspace"; you will need to create an account the first time you use the database.
Covers census block-groups, census tracts, zip codes, cities, counties, states, and the entire United States.
Use the "Create Query" tab to combine two or more variables, ex. income data and racial data.
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SourceOECD
Provides journals, statistics, working papers, reports, and ebooks published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Covers public policy, social issues, health, economics, education, the environment, agriculture, technology, trade, taxation, and more.

Census Data

 
Geolytics: CensusCD 1980 in 2000 Boundaries
Only source of Census data from 1980 that is expressed at all of the 2000 Long Form geographies.
Contains both the 1980 Long Form (STF-3) and Short Form (STF-1) datasets.
Includes detailed demographic data (not statistics) about topics such as population, household structure, income, poverty, education level, employment, housing costs, immigration, and other variables.
Geolytics: CensusCD 1990 Long Form in 2000 Boundaries

Only source of Census data from 1990 that is expressed at all of the 2000 Long Form geographies.
Contains the 1990 Long Form (STF-3) dataset.
Includes detailed demographic data (not statistics) about topics such as population, household structure, income, poverty, education level, employment, housing costs, immigration, and other variables.
Geolytics: 2008 Estimates and 2013 Projections
Provides current year census estimates and 5 year projection data sets down to the county, zip code, tract, and block group.
Variables include total population, population change, total households, race, age, gender, household income, owners vs. renters, and more.
Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS USA)
Series of representative samples drawn from the U.S. censuses of 1850 to 2000 and the Puerto Rican censuses of 1910 to 2000.
Includes American Community Survey (ACS) data from 2000 to 2006.

Major Data Archives

Inter-university Consortium for Social and Political Research (ICPSR)
Archive of over 6,500 studies and 450,000 numeric data files covering a wide range of social science research.
Most data downloads include SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files.
Data downloads may require free account registration.
Roper Center For Public Opinion Research
Archive of public opinion polling data from major polling organizations and media sources.
iPoll contains nearly 400,000 questions and responses from national public opinion surveys.

Non-Internet Access Data Sources

The Triangle Census Research Data Center (TCRDC)
Partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and Duke University in cooperation with the  The University of North Carolina System
Census Bureau provides access to unpublished microdata from the economic and demographic censuses and surveys via a secure computer laboratory located at Duke University.
Confidential data from other government agencies may be accessed as well; including data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Requires submission of proposal for approval. The Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies provides more information on the proposal process.