Data and Statistics

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Federal Data Sources

Raw data and tools for accessing federal data are available at Data.gov, opens a new window. Find datasets by topic and by agency. Use USA.gov's data portal, opens a new window if you don't know which federal agency collects them.

STAT-USA, with its store of economic and financial data, ceased operation on September 30, 2010 after 25 years of operation. The data is still available on the internet, but it can be difficult to find. The U.S. Government Depository at Iowa State University, opens a new window provides access to the data and reports available in STAT-USA with direct links to the original sources.

Demographics and Census products

Explore Census Data, opens a new window (formerly American FactFinder). Great place to begin.

BEARFACTS, opens a new window provides a snapshot of personal income and GDP data by state, county, or MSA. Link from here to more detailed information by general industry categories and locality.

Find retail trade statistics, including e-commerce, in the Monthly Trade Report, opens a new window, a Census product.  

Immigration statistics, opens a new window are available from the Dept. of Homeland Security.

Circular area profiles, opens a new window from the Missouri Census Data Center.

Older Census: The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS), opens a new window, supported by the University of Minnesota, 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. Social Explorer, opens a new window is a commercial product that allows interactive research and mapping of Census data back to 1790. Use US Dept. of Agriculture, opens a new window for older Census of Agriculture and reports deriving from them, back to the first one conducted in 1840.

The Statistical Abstract, a quality source of government-collected data since 1879, is now privately published. Access it in book form at Central Library downtown (currently closed for renovation), or see the government-published digitizations online on the Census page, opens a new window. Search the catalog to find library branches that own the recent commercially-published versions.

If you used Data Ferret, its data is now available through MDAT, opens a new window

Local demographics State of Georgia voter registration statistics, opens a new window and State of Georgia turnout by demographics, opens a new windowFulton County Neighborhood Nexus, opens a new window with data on topics such as demographics, economy, transportation, and health.

The Georgia Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, opens a new window formats some of the Census data to focus on Georgia at the county level. There is also a contact person for more specific assistance.

Check County Business Patterns, opens a new window for economic data specific to Fulton County or the Atlanta metro area.

Crime

For researchers 

Local crime data

Education

The Condition of Education, opens a new window with data on public and private school enrollment, attainment, and finance. 

The ERIC, opens a new window database for published policy and data, much of which is fulltext.

Children's Bureau page on statistics and research, opens a new window for data on children's education and wellbeing.

Taxes

For researchers: Data from Form 1040 for Individuals, opens a new window from Statistics of Income publications. Also see business statistics, opens a new window compilations.

See tax analysis reports, opens a new window from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. 

See reports on the statutory tax rate structure, opens a new window from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. 

Travel, Weather, Maps

Realtime road closings, road conditions, highway camera views statewide from Georgia Navigator, opens a new window. Consult the Atlanta Police Department City Calendar, opens a new window for road closures in the city.

Stay on top of fire incidents nationwide, opens a new window. Data on indoor and outdoor fires, opens a new window and injuries from the U.S. Fire Administration. 

Check airline statistics, opens a new window. Check the Aviation Consumer Protection Division, opens a new window website for consumer-related air travel information.

Data about commercial cargo, opens a new window from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (in print this was called Waterborne Commerce of the United States).

Boating safety statistical data, opens a new window from the U.S. Coast Guard.  

Cruise ship safety and incident reports, opens a new window from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation.

View topographic maps from the U.S. Geological Survey at National Map, opens a new window. Additional local maps may be obtained from the National Geologic Map Database, opens a new window. Access climate maps for a particular month and year from 1895 to present, or climatology maps (average values for the desired month) measured from 1981 to 2010 from the U.S. Climate Atlas, opens a new window

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