Collection of valuable links

Here is a list of useful links highlighted during recent presentations. The full URLs are listed to match what was displayed.


Census
Census Bureau Web site. Especially helpful is the American FactFinder section
www.census.gov/
2010 Census form (pdf)
http://2010.census.gov/2010census/pdf/2010_Questionnaire_Info.pdf
American Community Survey forms (including questions from previous years)
http://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/about/forms-and-instructions.html
Link to Census data from 1790 and on
www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/decennial/
iPUMS, from the University of Minnesota, allows to you extract detailed information from Census stats since 1850
usa.ipums.org/usa/
Economy and Jobs
Bureau of Labor Statistics data page
www.bls.gov/data/
Ohio Unemployment compensation reports
lmi.state.oh.us/uc/UCReports.htm
Ohio/U.S. unemployment stats
ohiolmi.com/laus/laus.html
Or direct link to historical
ohiolmi.com/asp/laus/vbLaus.htm
Elections and Campaign Finance
Federal Elections Commission
www.fec.gov
Open Secrets, a great source to quickly find data on candidates and donors
www.opensecrets.org/
Site run by the Huffington Post that allows you to search donors by neighborhood
www.fundrace.org
Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections featuring historical stats
www.uselectionatlas.org/
Tax stats
IRS Tax stats
www.irs.gov/taxstats/
IRS sales tax estimates by state (beginning on page 14)
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040sca.pdf
IRS Migration Data
http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/article/0,,id=212683,00.html
Ohio Department of Taxation research page
tax.ohio.gov/channels/other/research.stm
Transportation stats
U.S. Department of Transportation
www.bts.gov/
NEO Cando
An example of a tremendous regional resource
neocando.case.edu/cando/index.jsp
Weather
National Weather Service
www.weather.gov
Local climate data for recent months
www.weather.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=cle
(This is for Cleveland. For other places, go to http://www.weather.gov, type in your ZIP code and click for the forecast. Once there, in the upper left, there will be a link identifying the local forecast office. Click that link. Then click the “climate and past weather” link next to the forecast office name. This is the link for Grand Rapids, Mich., for example.
Storm Event Database, National Climatic Data Center
www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wwEvent~Storms
For more links, there is the Storm Data Publications page
www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/sd/
Or the Storm Prediction Center
www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/online/
Sports
Sports Reference LLC
http://www.sports-reference.com
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