Urban Geography

New York State Data

In addition to American FactFinder and local area links, consult the following for data specific to NYS:

Cornell Program on Applied Demographics

NYS Data Center

NYS GIS Clearinghouse

NYS Open Data Portal

NYS Statistical Yearbook (check catalog for earlier print)

NYC Census FactFinder

NYC OpenData

NYC Portal

U.S. Census Data

  • U.S. Census Bureau | Subjects A-Z
    The United States Census is the primary source for demographic and social data collection across the United States. In addition to conducting the Census every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau gathers data on a wide variety of topics that provides information on the nation's population and economy.

    • American FactFinder: Primary source for recent decennial census data (2010, 2000), the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, and economic surveys.

    • Economic Census: 5 year survey provides snapshot of the economy from the national to local level. 

  • Neighborhood Change Database (CD-ROM located on Data Workstation in Government Documents Room)

    Provides selected variables from 1970 - 2010 decennial censuses at the nation, state, county, or census tract levels. Where available, normalized time-series data can be accessed in Census 2010 tract boundaries. 

Small Area Data

American FactFinder

County and City Data Book (Also in Bartle Reference, HA206 .S865, 1952 - ) 
Provides in-depth data sets for areas of 100,000 people or more.

Federal, State, & Local Governments

Regional Data, Bureua of Economic Analysis
Statistics detailing the geographic distribution of U.S. economic activity and growth for state and local area economies.

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates
Estimates for selected statistics on poverty and income for states, counties, and school districts.

State of the Cities Data System 
SOCDS provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs.

International Data

  • Major Cities & Agglomerations
    Statistics and maps about the population of the major agglomerations of the world. See explanations about the data.

  • Population Index: 1986-2000 On-line
    Covers fertility, mortality, population size and growth, migration, nuptiality and the family, research methodology, projections and predictions, historical demography, and demographic and economic interrelations.

  • International Databases
    Data bank containing statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.

  • Population Reference Bureau
    Information on U.S. and international population trends.  Their publications include the World Population Data Sheet, which includes key indicators from geographic areas of populations of 150,000 or more.

  • Population Statistics: Historical Demography
    Historical, demographic and statistical overview of the population of all the countries in the world, their administrative divisions and their important cities.

  • Statistics Canada
    Official government web site for Canadian statistical information.