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Intense Datasets from Researchers(!)
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains and provides access to an archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. Auraria campus users (faculty, staff, students) must register for a personal ICPSR account from an on-campus, networked computer (or a VPN connection) to be able to download data.
Online Sources for Data
Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government.
Pew Research Center
A "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does not take positions on policy issues.
Social Explorer Professional
Create and save demographic maps and reports down to the U.S. neighborhood and street level using U.S. census data, the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study. Visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout U.S. history. Also useful in developing an understanding of the census data is an e-book on the history of the census, Measuring America : the decennial censuses from 1790 to 2000.Tip: Start with the maps and tables.
Information about how many people live in a zip code are. Search by Zip Code, city or town name.
Finding Additional Data Online