HDHE 444: Strategies for Working With Adults

Library Instruction Session by Greg Notess

Demographics Sources Location
1990 Census of Population and Housing
Most detailed and authoritative demographics for all geographic levels.
Ref Computers
Documents C3.223/6:990 CP-
govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/stateis.html
CQ's State Fact Finder 1996
State rankings including welfare, crime, health, education, and population
Ref HA214.C65 1996
(Reference Stacks, Aisle 2B)
County and City Data Book 1994
Population and economic profiles of all U.S. counties. Also includes rankings.
Ref Desk C3.134/2:C 83
www.lib.virginia.edu/socsci/ccdb
County Business Patterns
Number of establishments, employment, and payroll by industry.
Documents C3.204/3-
www.lib.virginia.edu/socsci/cbp/cbp.html
Demographics USA (Separate volumes for cities, counties, and zip codes.)
Population profiles, including employment, expenditures, and sales.
Ref HF5415.1.D46-
(Reference Stacks, Aisle 2B)
Regional Economic Information System (REIS)
Economic data for 1969-95 on personal income, earnings, and employment.
Ref Computer
govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/reis-stateis.html
The Sourcebook of Zip Code Demographics
150+ characteristics such as age, race, income, & households by ZIP code.
Ref HA203.S66 1997
(Reference Stacks, Aisle 2B)
State Rankings 1997
Rankings for agriculture, economy, labor, education, population, & welfare.
Ref HA203.U17 1997
(Reference Stacks, Aisle 2B)
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The best single compendium of statistics. Includes population profiles, survey-derived data on consumer purchases and activities, and much more.
Ref Desk & Ref Docs C 3.134:
www.census.gov/stat_abstract/
USA Counties
Includes demographic, economic, and governmental information
Ref Computer
govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/usaco-stateis.html

Primary Demographic Web Sites: