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Government, NGO and Non-Profit Data Sources
"Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more."
Governments and non profit organizations can provide many useful and free datasets as well as visualization tools
American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.
QuickFacts from the U.S. Census
Fast, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Free datasets from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Economic Census
The Economic Census is the U.S. Government's official five-year measure of American business and the economy. It is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, and response is required by law.
U.S. Department of Transportation - Beurau of Transportation Statistics
The Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics provides data and statistics for all forms of transportation. It provides subject specific transportation as well as regional analysis.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Databases, tables and calculators by subject from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Contains lots of useful data and maps related to labor and economic development.
World Bank Open Data
Free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe
IPUMS-CPS is a project dedicated to integrating and disseminating data from the Current Population Survey.
To use to extract data, you'll need to create a free account with their site.
EPA Smart Growth Location Mapping
Interactive maps and data for measuring location efficiency and the built environment.
Data from FSU Databases
Demographics Now has been developed by SRC, LLC to bring you the data you need to make sound business decisions. With DemographicsNow you can analyze the demographic and market potential of any geography in the U.S.
Census 2010 Summary File 1 - from GeoLytics
Provides the same variables and provides all of the same details about the population of the United States. It is a 100 % count of all Americans. It includes race, Hispanics, age of head of household, age of children, presence of older relatives, composition of the family, family size, rent vs. own, etc.
GeoLytics - Neighborhood Change Database*
Search the Neighborhood Change Database for years 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000 at the census tract level to do time series analysis, which includes an extensive subset of census variables - about 1,000 variables for each decade. Evaluate population trends without having to control for changes in boundary definitions.
Internet Explorer is the recommended browser for this tool
Non-Profit and NGO Data Sources
Data sources form non-profit organizations as well as other non-governmental organizations
Migration Policy Institute Data Hub
The Data Hub showcases the most current national and state-level demographic, social, and economic facts about immigrants to the United States; as well as stock, flow, citizenship, net migration, and historical data for countries in Europe, North America, and beyond.
Population Reference Bureau DataFinder
private, non-profit organization that informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment.
Integrated Public Use Microdata Series International Census Microdata for Social and Economic Research
IPUMS-CPS is a project dedicated to integrating and disseminating data from the Current Population Survey
Other guides with useful data
The guides below may be helpful in acquiring data. Includes government data as well as spatial data
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