State of the Cities

State of the Cities Database (SOCDS) HUD provides the following data on this page: Demographic and Economic Population Characteristics via Census and ACS Unemployment Jobs, Business Establishments, and Average Pay since the 1990s Violent and Property Crime Rates collected by the FBI Local Building Permits City and Suburban Government Finances Principal Cities State of the Cities […]


Social Explorer

Social Explorer Social Explorer (Old but still good) Provides demographic information in an easily understood format: data maps. They have created hundreds of interactive data maps of the United States. The beta version is supported by the National Science Foundation and New York Times. The beta version is focused on New York, but data for […]


US Statistical Abstract

The U.S. Census Bureau terminated the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011. Historical data is still available. ——————————————————– Often overlooked in the scramble to find data, the Statistical Abstract of the United States was one of the best places to start looking for information. From 1878-2012, the Statistical Abstract […]

Read More... The profiles on this commercial site offer an interesting variety of data for most cities in the U.S. In addition to the demographic and economic data included on many other sites, the profiles on City-Data include photos of the community, crime statistics, information on the local real estate market, data on pollution levels, the […]