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Demographic Data and Indicators
Welcome to the Knowledge Center page on Demographics. Please see our main Knowledge Center page for links to data about other sectors, such as the economy, housing, and education. Please contact us if you wish to get involved in building this interactive resource.
DataHaven Data & Indicators
Please see our Indicators page at http://www.ctdatahaven.org/indicators.php. There is a section for demographic data as well as data for other sectors. You may also visit the DataHaven portal on the Connecticut Data Collaborative website at http://ctdata.org/dh, where additional data is available for download. As we are developing a new system for visualizing this information, not all of our data sets have been uploaded to the site. Please contact us directly if you can't find what you need.
For recent information on the state of Greater New Haven, please also see our page about the 2012 Greater New Haven Wellbeing Survey.
2010 Census Information
Information about and results from the 2010 Census are posted at our page on the 2010 Census.
Town and County Data Profiles
The following links will take you to the most recently released socioeconomic profiles for the United States, Connecticut, and by CT town and county, based on 2006-2010 5-Year American Community Survey data. These are the best and most recent Census data available for most purposes, as the American Community Survey (ACS) has replaced the Decennial Census (1990, 2000) "long form" system of data collection. See our page on the 2010 Census for more information on these changes.
These profiles contain "big picture" data summaries. The ACS contains a very large amount of additional data, which can be accessed through Factfinder as well. Guides to using Factfinder are available on the Census Bureau website. Contact DataHaven for assistance.
For questions specific to "100% count" Census data such as race, age, and total population, you may also wish to consult the 2010 Census, also available from Factfinder or on DataHaven's home page.
Neighborhood Profiles for Greater New Haven
Please visit DataHaven's Neighborhood Profiles website for detailed data about selected neighborhoods. Our Understanding Your Neighborhood page is in development and contains an increasing amount of information about towns and neighborhoods in the Greater New Haven area.
Other Demographic Data Resources
1. American Factfinder, at http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en , is an online portal to selected U.S. Census Bureau data sets. Please contact DataHaven if you have trouble finding what you need on this expansive site.
2. http://www.MetroTrends.org is the Urban Institute’s new report card on how metropolitan America is faring. The site provides up-to-date indicators of social and economic conditions and trends in metro areas nationwide, along with thoughtful commentary on what they mean for workers, families, businesses, and neighborhoods.
3. Measure of America: American Human Development Project website: http://www.measureofamerica.org/ The American Human Development Project provides easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding the distribution of well-being and opportunity in America and stimulating fact-based dialogue about issues we all care about: health, education, and living standards.
4. OnTheMap: Data from the Census Bureau and state partners on Local Employment-Household Dynamics. The LED partnership is the cornerstone of a program designed to develop new information about local labor market conditions at low cost, with no added respondent burden, and with the same confidentiality protections afforded census and survey data. http://lehdmap.did.census.gov/. A presentation giving an overview of OnTheMap and LED data can be found here: http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/library/presentations/generic%20for%20website.pdf
5. AgeFinder: Beta version of Census Bureau tool to find specific numbers on age ranges by State and Place. Of note to Connecticut users - s of 8/3/12 County Subdivision (Town_ level data was not available through this site. http://www.census.gov/developers/apps/age/