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Sociology: CENSUS, HEALTH, & EDUCATION Data

Scientific study of human social behavior. As the study of humans in their collective aspect, sociology is concerned with all group activities—economic, social, political, and religious. The Columbia Encyclopedia

Census Data

U.S. Census Bureau (homepage)  Links to several broad categories:

  • People & Households (2010 Census)
  • Business & Industry
  • Poverty
  • Population Estimates
  • Geography
  • Newsroom
  • Special Topics

Search windows for states, counties, city/town and zip.  Census Quick Facts, Interactive maps to visualize census data.  Census Quick Facts, Interactive Maps.  Also, a Population Clock for the USA & World.

American FactFinder

Your source for data about population, housing, economics, and geography.  Links to 2010 and 2000 Censuses.  Link to 2007 Economic Census.  Reference Maps.  Census Tracts.

2010 Decennial Census

Constantly updated site for the newest Census of 2010.

American Housing Survey

American Housing Survey reports and tables.  Most recent data on the American Housing Survey for the past 6 months.  Also links to other agencies or organizations which provide American Housing Survey data and information.

CDC Centers for Disease Control

CDC-National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) 
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/ftp_data.htm

FastStats – Statistics by Topic  https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/Default.htm

Data and Statistics  https://www.cdc.gov/DataStatistics/

National Center for Health Statistics  https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/index.htm

Health, U.S. Report 2015  https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus15.pdf    

Data Analysis System (DAS)

Data Analysis System for information on national and
international education statistics

  • Institute of Education Sciences
  • National Center for Education Statistics