Special Reports from the Census
Immigration Statistics http://www.dhs.gov/ximgtn/statistics/
Census and Demographics
Data dealing primarily with recent immigrants. For long range data consult the Census. Default format for the tables is PDF, however, many are also downloadable in Excel.
New York State and City Data
another way of using Census data that allows users to apply it to geographic units (community boards, school districts, health districts) that are not available through the Census web site. It also includes NYC specific data sets not available elsewhere.
New York State Data Center http://www.nylovesbiz.com/nysdc/default.asp
New York City Official Homepage http://www.nyc.gov
NYC Map Portal http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/mp/address.htm
Put in a street address and get thematic maps about city life, education, elected official, health services and facilities, Public safety (police and fire), recreation, resident services, public transit.
NYC Census FactFinder http://gis.nyc.gov/dcp/pa/address.jsp
Provides quick and easy access to population information from the 2000 U.S. Census.
Neighborhood statistics http://gis.nyc.gov/ops/mmr/address.jsp?app=MMR
A much grittier data set including HHS statistics on infant mortality and drug related deaths, restaurant inspections, Medicaid, child neglect, school attendance, education data, , noise, potholes, and air quality. These are tied to the Mayor’s Management Report.
NYC Dept. of Health http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/community/community.shtml
Health profiles with maps and statistics for neighborhoods.
Office of Immigrant Affairs Demographic Information http://www.nyc.gov/html/imm/html/news/demographics.shtml
Tables and maps with detailed information that can be difficult to extract directly from the Census.
Dept. of City Planning Reference Resources http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/subcats/resources.shtml
Census Project http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/census/
Genealogy project attempting to put the index to the names census online, only partially complete. Also contains guides to historic municipal and church records.
Guides to using the Census
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/
provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research. ICPSR supplies data files for use with statistical software, such as SAS, SPSS, and Stata. Please note that ICPSR does not provide publications, reports, or ready-made statistics. What we do supply are the numeric raw data used to create publications, reports, and figures. To view findings that others have published, select the "related literature" link for a given data set on the search results page or at the top of each study description.
Statistical Warehouse http://www.statisticalwarehouse.com/index.asp?bhcp=1
In addition to supplying data this resource also helps makes the tables look good.
For additional Sources use the BC Library Demographics and Statistics page.