Community Needs Data Sources

  1. Census information: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/19000.html or www.census.gov
  2. Local crime data: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/
  3. Iowa literacy facts: http://www.readiowa.org/literacy_facts_statistics.html
  4. Iowa Health Fact Book: http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/factbook/
  5. County Public Health reports: http://www.idph.state.is.us/chnahip/default.asp
  6. State Data Center is a source for population, housing, business and government statistics about Iowa, including data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Iowa state agencies, and other state and federal sources: www.Iowadatacenter.org
  7. Iowa State University Office of Social and Economic Trend Analysis (SETA) collects, analyzes, interprets, and disseminates information on social, economic, and demographic trends in support of community and regional analysis with emphasis on Iowa: www.seta.iastate.edu
  8. Iowa League of Cities: www.iowaleague.org/
  9. Iowa State Association of Counties: www.iowacounties.org/
  10. Federal Citizen Information Center: www.info.gov/
  11. Library of Congress: www.loc.gov/
  12. Bureau of Economic Analysis: www.stats.bls.gov/
  13. Internal Revenue Service: www.irs.gov/
  14. National Center for Health Statistics: www.cdc.gov/nchs/
  15. U.S. Census Bureau: www.census.gov
  16. Iowa State University Extension to Communities: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/
  17. Data on the well-being of children: http://www.aecf.org/cgi-bin/cliks.cgi