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Social/Demographic Information

Government and legal information available at WIU on related topics:


Census Bureau
A wealth of information including social, demographic and economic statistics is offered through this searchable database.
National Historical Geographic Information System
The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides population, housing, agricultural, and economic data, along with GIS-compatible boundary files, for geographic units in the United States from 1790 to the present.
Missouri Census Data Center
This is a mirror site for census data.
The Wayback Machine
Use the Wayback Machine from the Internet Archive to see snapshots of Census.gov. Limited functionality is available.
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (NASA)
This site, hosted at Columbia University by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), includes international data and maps on a diverse array of topics including 1990 and 2000 Census data.
STATS America
This website, hosted by Indiana University, includes demographic and workforce data.
Illinois Quickfacts
Click on the search Illinois button for a comprehensive list of additional data tables. Also, search for county and place information from here. Includes data from the 2010 Census with yearly estimates thereafter, the American Community Survey, the Economic Census, and County Business Patterns.
McDonough County Census Statistics
Click on the search McDonough County button for a comprehensive list of additional data tables. Includes data from the 2010 Census with yearly estimates thereafter, the American Community Survey, the Economic Census, and County Business Patterns.
WIU Fact Book (2001 - )
This book has statistics on WIU students: enrollment, major, and campus by race, gender and county/state/country of origin. For some updated figures see: Headcounts and FTE Enrollments.
IPEDS for WIU
This data includes finance and demographic data for Western Illinois University.
American FactFinder
Quickly find census data by state, county, or place; also access the American Community Survey.
IPUMS-USA
The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series is a tool for advanced hard data users. This free site requires registration in order to receive the data reports that a user creates. The data available include the largest collection of individual level decennial census data anywhere and annual Current Population Survey data. Also see IPUMS-International.
Census 2000 Data Products Listed by Subject
This is an alphabetical list of information items, from 'ability to speak English' to 'year structure built', which points (not links) to the data product(s) where the information can be found.
TIGER Map Service
This service will produce maps from state-level to block groups with selected variables. Visit early a.m. as it tends to get swamped.
School District Demographics
Provides acess to school district geographic and demographic data useful for describing and analyzing characteristics of school districts, children, and K-12 education
County and City Data Book 2007
State, county, city, and place data tables for cursory population and business statistics. for earlier CCDBs back to 1944, visit http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/ccdb/ .
State and Metropolitan Area data Book: 2006
Featuring 1500 data items from a variety of sources, this publication focuses on states and large population centers.
County Business Patterns
Employment, wage, and establishment data for both states and counties is presented here.
Gross State Product
This site provides access to state data for information such as wage and salary disbursements by industry, personal income by major source and earnings by industry.
Through the Decades - History of the Census
Fast Facts, questionnaires, overviews, images, and more for each census.
IPUMS USA - Published Census Volumes
Use this site to navigate historical census volumes and view as PDF files.
Population and Housing Items on the General Census Schedules, 1790-2000
This spreadsheet, also available in PDF, charts the questions asked in each census.
Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts
This webpage provides links to various data from 1790 to 2000.
Social Explorer
220 years of demographic data, 25,000 maps, hundreds of profile reports, 40 billion data elements and 335,000 variables.
Current Population Survey
Find reports and tables on earnings, employment problems, education & training, labor force projections, international comparisons and poverty, to name a few.
U.S. Census Bureau International Database
Demographic and socio-economic statistics from all countries--some data back to 1950. There is summary data for each country or choose from a list of tables that include population breakdowns, vital rates, lifetables, migration rate, marital status, contraceptive use, religious affiliation, language, and literacy. Includes options for browser display and downloading into spreadsheets, and also a user-configurable option.