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State Directories
State Agencies on Aging or the Elderly, State Search, National Association of State Information Resource Executives
www.nasire.org/stateSearch/displayCategory.cfm?Category=seniors

State and Local Health Departments, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
www.cdc.gov/other.htm

State Data Centers, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
www.census.gov/sdc/www

State Departments of Education, State Search, National Association of State Information Resource Executives
www.nasire.org/statesearch/displayCategory.cfm?Category=education

State Departments of Health, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
www.cdc.gov/nchswww/about/major/natality/sites.htm

State Departments of Health & Human Services, State Search, National Association of State Information Resource Executives
www.nasire.org/stateSearch/displayCategory.cfm?Category=health

Census Bureau Web Pages
American Community Survey
If funded by Congress, this annual survey will provide estimates of housing and population characteristics in between census years for states, counties, and larger places.
www.census.gov/acs/www

American Factfinder, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Create community profiles and thematic maps showing population characteristics.
factfinder.census.gov

Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
www.census.gov

Census Geography, Census Guide, Documents Center, University of Michigan
Definitions of census geography terms like ýmetropolitan statistical areaţ and ýcensus tractţ.
www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center/cenguide.html#geog

Census Lookup, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Main access tool for decennial census data for places, counties, and states.
venus.census.gov/cdrom/lookup

Geographic Areas Reference Manual, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Definitions of census geography terms like ýmetropolitan statistical areaţ and ýcensus tractţ.
www.census.gov/geo/www/garm.html

Mapstats, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Click on your state and county for a list of links to population, economic and housing data.
www.census.gov/datamap/www

Population Profile, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Biennial report with information on national and state population trends and projections, geographic mobility, school enrollment, educational attainment, labor force and occupation, money income and poverty, and sections on racial groups and elderly populations.
www.census.gov/population/www/pop-profile/profile.html

Urban and Rural Definitions and Data, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Definitions of urban and rural, and state-level data for decennial census years 1900-1990.
www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/ur-def.html

Sex, Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin
Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Statistics related to aging, age-related issues, policy, etc.
www.aoa.dhhs.gov

Baby Boomers, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Selected data tables, population and housing characteristics of Baby Boomers for the United States and states. Based on the decennial census.
www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/age.html#bb

Census Bureau Population Topics and Household Economic Topics, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Links to census data and estimates on population characteristics.
www.census.gov/population/www

Children in the States, ChildrenÝs Defense Fund
State-level information about population and family characteristics, economic security, federal program participation, health and disabilities, childcare and early childhood education.
www.childrensdefense.org/states/data.html

ChildStats.gov, Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Links to state and local data on child well-being and youth, population and family characteristics, economic security, health, education, behavior and social environment, and research on child well-being.
childstats.gov

Data Base News in Aging, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Highlights the contents of government-sponsored surveys and products containing statistical information about the older population.
www.census.gov/population/www/dbna/db-aging-toc.html

The Elderly, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Data and issues related to the elderly.
www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/age.html#elderly

Kid Friendly Cities: Report Card, Zero Population Growth
Major cities, suburbs, and independent cities are ranked on population, health, education, public safety, economics environment, and transportation.
www.zpg.org/kidfriendlycities

Kids Count Project, Annie E. Casey Foundation
State-level information about child well-being, demographic change, health, and other social and economic characteristics. To get similar data for your county or community, find your state contact at www.aecf.org/kidscount/kc1999/contacts.htm.
www.aecf.org/kidscount

Minority Links for Media, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Collection of census data for Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian groups.
www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/hotlinks.html

Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics, Social Security Administration
Database for the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.
www.ssa.gov/statistics/ores_home.html

Families and Households
Current Population Survey--Definitions and Explanations, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Includes definitions of families, households, subfamilies, and many more terms commonly used by the Census Bureau.
www.census.gov/population/www/cps/cpsdef.html

Education
Digest of Education Statistics 1999, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education
Data and statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics and other government and private sources. Includes graduation and dropout rates, information about schools, students, and teachers, and much more.
nces.ed.gov/pubs2000/digest99

Education Achievement Tables, Digest of Educational Statistics, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education
Tables 109-139 provide state- and national-level statistics on education achievement. Summaries of information from the NationÝs Report Card.
nces.ed.gov/pubs2000/digest99/listoftables.html

Field of Training and Economic Status 1993, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
National-level data on people aged 18 years and over, classified according to the highest degree received, field of training, and economic status.
www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/fld-of-trn.html

Head Start Homepage, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Information about the Head Start Program, which serves low-income children and their families.
www.nhsa.org

Mini-Digest of Education Statistics 1997, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education
National-level education statistics.
nces.ed.gov/pubs98/minidigest97

National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education
Primary source of education statistics from kindergarten through graduate school.
nces.ed.gov

The NationÝs Report Card (National Assessment of Educational Progress), National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education
Educational assessment data for the nationÝs 4th, 8th and 12th graders in a range of subjects.
nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/site

School District Data Book, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education
The detailed characteristics table includes high school dropout rates and at-risk children.
govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/sddb-stateis.html

States and NAEP, The NationÝs Report Card (National Assessment of Educational Progress), National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education
State assessments of educational achievement, state academic standards, and state legislation that affect education.
nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/samples/focus_states.asp

Surveys and Program Areas, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education
Detailed list of surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Education.
nces.ed.gov/surveys/datasurv.html

U.S. Department of Education
www.ed.gov

Health and Disability
CDC Wonder, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Access point for several CDC databases including county-level databases for natality, mortality, and new cancer cases.
wonder.cdc.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Primary resource for health information and statistics.
www.cdc.gov

Chronic Diseases and Their Risk Factors: The NationÝs Leading Causes of Death, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
State-level data on causes of death by sex, race, and Hispanic origin.
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/statbook/statbook.htm

County Health Status Indicators Project, Public Health Foundation
County-level health data with comparison to peer counties. Available for 3,082 counties starting July 31, 2000.
www.phf.org/chsi_script.htm or www.communityhealth.gov

Deaths from 282 selected causes (GMWKIII), National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Detailed state-level mortality data: cause of death listed by five-year age groups, race, and sex, for 1995 and 1996.
www.cdc.gov/nchswww/datawh/statab/unpubd/mortabs/gmwkiii.htm

Disability, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Decennial census data on the characteristics of persons with disabilities by state, metropolitan area, and county; and model-based estimates of the prevalence of specific disabilities for states and counties.
www.census.gov/hhes/www/disable.html

FASTATS A to Z, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
State-level data including births, deaths, infant mortality, prenatal care, health insurance, and hospital care expenditures.
www.cdc.gov/nchswww/fastats/fastats.htm

Health Insurance Statistics, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
National and state information about health insurance coverage from the Current Population Survey and the Survey of Income and Program Participation.
www.census.gov/ftp/pub/hhes/www/hlthins.html

Healthfinder, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable health information for the public.
www.healthfinder.gov

Healthy People 2000, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
State-level data including births and deaths by race, and Hispanic origin, health status indicators, and priority data needs.
www.cdc.gov/nchswww/datawh/ftpserv/hstatus/hstatus.htm

Life Expectancy, U.S. Decennial Life Tables for 1989-91, Vol. 1, No. 3 (3/99), National Vital Statistics System, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
State-level life expectancy figures.
www.cdc.gov/nchswww/data/de89_1_3.pdf

Medicare Enrollment, Health Care Financing Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
State- and county-level data on enrollment in Medicare.
www.hcfa.gov/stats/enroll98.htm or www.hcfa.gov/stats/stats.htm

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Weekly morbidity data by state and mortality data by Metropolitan Statistical Area.
www2.cdc.gov/mmwr/distrnds.html

National Association of County and City Health Officials
Represents almost 3,000 public health officials in cities, counties, townships, and districts across the nation. This site provides no data, but has many resources on local health issues.
www.naccho.org

National Association of Local Boards of Health
Information for local boards of health in the development and implementation of effective public health policy.
www.nalboh.org

National Atlas of the United States, U.S. Geological Survey
Interactive mapping tool with county-level maps of the incidence of several health characteristics, including heart disease and cancer rates by race.
www.nationalatlas.gov

National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Access point for many of the nationÝs health statistics.
www.cdc.gov/nchswww

National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Information about scientific research to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability.
www.nih.gov

Rural Information Center Health Service, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture
Information on rural health issues.
www.nalusda.gov/ric/richs

State Cancer Burden Data, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Data from the National Program of Cancer Registries. Gives a stateÝs rank for the overall cancer rate, number of cases diagnosed, and number of deaths. Numbers are reported by race and Hispanic origin for lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer.
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dcpc/dbdata.htm

State Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
Data for 42 states and territories include private industry incidence rates and numbers of injuries and illnesses.
stats.bls.gov/oshstate.htm

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Statistics, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Data and surveys related to substance abuse and mental health.
www.samhsa.gov/oas/oasftp.htm

Summary of Medical Programs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Data on health care received by veterans within the Veterans Integrated Service Network.
www.va.gov/sumedpr/fy95/sumfy95.htm

Teenage Births in the United States: National and State Trends: 1990-1996, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Numbers reported by state for 1991 and 1995, by age, race, and Hispanic origin; and maps showing birth rates for 1995 and changes between 1991 and 1995.
www.cdc.gov/nchs/births.htm

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
www.hhs.gov

Native Americans
American Indian/Alaska Native Minority Links for Media, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Social and economic characteristics by tribe, county, or state.
www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/aminhot1.html

American Indian and Alaska Native Populations, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
Decennial census data and population projections for tribes, counties, and states.
www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/race/indian.html

American Indian Environmental Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
American Indian programs within the EPAÝs program offices.
www.epa.gov/indian/programs.htm

American Indian Lands Environmental Support Project, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Assessment of the release of hazardous materials and recent compliance and enforcement histories for facilities located on and within five kilometers of tribal areas.
es.epa.gov/oeca/ailesp

Bureau of Indian Affairs Homepage, U.S. Department of the Interior
Maps, statistics, tribal services, and trust responsibilities of the BIA.
nces.ed.gov/pubs/MiniDig95/minidg95.html

Code Talk, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Federal website managed by Native Americans. Topics include business, census, environment, maps, and housing.
www.codetalk.fed.us

Geographic Data Service Center, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
Maps of reservation lands and other geospatial data.
www.gdsc.bia.gov

Indian Health Facts, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
National- and state-level health statistics.
www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/indfacts.htm

Indian Health Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health care information, plus a list of Native American links.
www.ihs.gov and www.ihs.gov/GeneralWeb/SiteMap

National Atlas of the United States, U.S. Geological Survey
Interactive mapping tool with county-level maps of Indian lands.
www.nationalatlas.gov

Native Nations Official and Unofficial Tribal Sites
Native American sites, federal agencies, and tribal home pages.
indy4.fdl.cc.mn.us/~isk/tribes/tribes.htm

Statistical Abstract on the Web, U.S. Department of the Interior
Data and information from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Health Service, and the Statistical Abstract of the United States, including population and labor force estimates, schools and students, reservation land ownership, and health statistics.
www.doi.gov/nrl/StatHome.html


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