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U.S. Census (All of these links are a part of the U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Homepage
Homepage for the United States Census. Includes links to a number of different facets of information. Also includes statistics from the American Community Survey.
Census: American FactFinder
This is a data extraction tool that can be used to acquire population statistics based on your individual search criteria
American Community Survey
The American Community Survey (ACS) is a mandatory, ongoing statistical survey that samples a small percentage of the population every year -- giving communities the information they need to plan investments and services
American Housing Survey
The AHS is sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The survey is the most comprehensive national housing survey in the United States.
Business & Industry Current Data
Current statistics for industries through the Time Series & Trend Charts Census site. Based on NAICS codes
Cost of Living Index (Data Download)
Click here to download a data spreadsheet with Cost of Living Indices for select metropolitan areas
County Business Patterns
County Business Patterns (CBP) is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. This series includes the number of establishments.
Decennial Census (Population and Housing)
The census tells us who we are and where we are going as a nation. The census helps our communities determine where to build everything from schools to supermarkets, and from homes to hospitals. It helps the government decide how to distribute funds and assistance to states and localities. It is also used to draw the lines of legislative districts and reapportion the seats each State holds in Congress
The Economic Census is the U.S. Government's official five-year measure of American business and the economy
Economic Census Concentration Ratios
Concentration ratios are a way to measure competition in an industry
Health Insurance Ratios
The Census Bureau collects health insurance data using three national surveys: the Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC), American Community Survey (ACS), and Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP).
Income & Poverty
Income is the gauge many use to determine the well-being of the U.S. population. Survey and census questions cover poverty, income, and wealth.
Industry Statistics Portal
Search statistics for each industry by entering a NAICS code or by Browsing NAICS codes/industries
NAICS Codes Search
Look up North American Industry Classification System numbers by keyword or by number. The U.S. Census uses 2 to 6 digit numbers to classify each industry by a number.
Nonemployer Statistics is an annual series that provides subnational economic data for businesses that have no paid employees and are subject to federal income tax
The Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program (PEP) produces estimates of the population for the United States, its states, counties, cities, and towns
The Population Finder is a quick and easy data tool to access population statistics by sex, age, ethnicity, and race as well as housing-related statistics
Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2015 by
Call Number: REF HA 202 .P76 2015
Publication Date: 2014-12-05
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