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General U.S Population Information
U.S. Census Bureau
Provides data collected from the U.S. Census Bureau. Information about people and households, business and industry, geography, news, and special topics are gathered in this website.
American Community Survey
From the United States Census Bureau, it is the "premier source for detailed information about the American people and workforce."
American Community Survey Data Profile
This link will take you directly to the Data Profile page of the American Community Survey.
American Fact Finder
Rich source of information concerning the population of the United States. Includes information from decennial census, American Community Survey (every 3 yrs), Economic Census (every 5 years), and more.
Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates
"The main objective of this program is to provide updated estimates of income and poverty statistics for the administration of federal programs and the allocation of federal funds to local jurisdictions."
State Statistical Centers
Much, but not all, of the statistical data for states is taken from U.S. Census information. The data that is provided on the websites varies by state.
State Data Center of Iowa
"The State Data Center of Iowa is your source for population, housing, business and government statistics about Iowa, including data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Iowa state agencies, and other state and federal sources."
Minnesota State Demographic Center
"The Minnesota State Demographic Center (SDC), part of the Minnesota Department of Administration, is the main provider of demographic data and analysis for the state of Minnesota."
Demographic information can be found under the business tab. Explore the website for other pertinent information.
"provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic."
FedStats Agencies and Organizations
Use the link to discover agencies and organizations included in FedStats.
U.S. Statistical Sources by topic
Local Resources (Postville, Iowa as the example)
The links below are examples of the types of items that can be found for communities on the web. These are related to Postville, Iowa, in Allamakee County.. Some have been found through web searches and others are listed because they were mentioned in another source.
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