Tools: Demographic Research

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Those who do demographic research know that counting people is only a start.  And, when people keep moving, just counting folks can pose a significant challenge.  Here are links to organizations that have counted, mapped, and otherwise made our own demographic research easier.

American Fact Finder by the US Census

Annie E. Casey Foundation‘s Kids Count Data Center

Brookings Institute Interactive Map of Metropolitan Areas

Bureau of Labor Statistics (US Dept. of Labor)

Commuting Distances Maps

County Business Patterns (U.S. Census Data)

English Language Proficiency Data

FedStats (find federal stats without having to figure out what agency you need)

Forbes’ map:  Where Americans Are Moving

Forced Migration Online

Free Geography Tools

Globalis Interactive Map Builder

Harvard University‘s US Immigration (1789-1930) Collection

Interactive Map of Historical U.S. Census Data

Interactive Map of Historical U.S. Census Religious Data Academic

Mexican Migration 

Neilson company’s market segmentation site.

Norfolk State University‘s Native American Map

NY Times Interactive US Immigration Map 1880-2000

Panel Study of Income Dynamics (University of Michigan)

Penn State’s Population Research Institute

Pew Center’s Interactive Map for Marriage and Divorce Data

Pew Hispanic Center:  A Pew Researcher Center Project

Pew Hispanic Center’s Latinos by Geography Interactive Map

Pew Research Center’s U.S. Migration Map (1975-2007)

Population Reference Bureau

Tax Stats from

USA Today Report on Recent Home Foreclosures (6/11/2010)

School Info Websites:

Social Science Research Network

Transactionals Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC On-line)

United Nations’ Generations and Gender Programme

Understanding Race

University of Minnesota’s Institute on Race and Poverty

Zillow Neighborhood Demographic Stats

(Special thanks to Anne Charity Hudley for pointing me towards some of these lists!)


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