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Finance Information: Demographics and Statistics

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DemographicsNow database

Business Decision

BusinessDecision will help entrepreneurs identify where target customers live in order to find the best locations for their businesses. You will need to create an account.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Web Sites for Demographics and Statistics

Advertising Age: Data Center - Provides statistics useful for marketing and advertising

CensusScope - An easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends 

Ciesin's U.S. Demography - Statistics on U.S. cities: house prices, home value estimator, recent sales, maps, weather, per capital income.

Geostat Center: County and City Data Books

Governing Sourcebook Data - Look at a state demographics on education, health, economy & finance, and environment.

Government Finance Statistics - IMF

Home Town Locator - Community Profiles of 42,500 US Cities, Towns, & Zip Codes 

Internet World Statistics

Melissa Data Lookup - Get information on zip codes, addresses, income, counties, demographics.

National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)

America's Health Rankings - Ranks the 50 states from healthiest to least healthy and provides information on their strong and weak areas.

Population Reference Bureau - A one-stop source for U.S. population data covering education, income, labor, employment, mortality, estimates and projections, and more 

Real Estate Journal: The Wall Street Journal Guide to Property - City profiles of major U.S. Cities 

StateMaster - Research a large number of statistics by categories for U.S. states

State of the Cities Data Systems, Department of Housing & Urban Development 

Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web

World Health Statistics 2010


Learn to Navigate Government Census Information

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has produced lectures and demos about a variety of datasets produced by the Census Bureau and other Federal Agencies such as Census data, American Community Survey, Current Population Survey, Economic Census, Housing and Construction data, data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, foreign trade statistics, and more.