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Research and Statistical Data Resources
Data collection and analysis is important to facilitate postive change in your community. Review of statistical data, from multiple sources, can help your United Way align its community impact strategies with real needs, resulting in beneficial outcomes. Various databases are provided below which can give you a snapshot of the condition of your community with regard to education, income and health.
Log Into North Carolina (LINC)
Log Into North Carolina is an interactive data retrieval service containing historical information from the 1960s to 2030 for over 900 data items and a variety of geographic areas within the state. Continual updates incorporating newly released data with customized report capabilities are available.
Most data are available for the state and all 100 counties. Some items are available for municipalities. Others, especially census data, may be retrieved for tracts and townships.
There is a definition for each data item to give the user some understanding of what the data mean. Other metadata provide information on the source and frequency of the information.
Reports may be viewed through your browser, printed, or saved as html files for loading into a spreadsheet. For example: Click in the report frame. From the file menu, choose "Save As...," and save as an html (.html) file. Open the htm file in Excel.
Begin by selecting at least one geographic area in the left frame and then clicking Continue. The status bar below will reflect your choices as you proceed.
Statistics are available in these broad areas:
Population and Housing
Vital Statistics and Health
Social and Human Services
Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections
Environment, Recreation, and Resources
Energy and Utilities
Employment and Income
Business and Industry
(NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services)
Employment Security Commission of North Carolina
Statistical data can be obtained from Labor Market Information on unemployment rates, local labor force statistics and other related information.
Property Tax Rate Research & Survey (NC Assoc. of Co. Commissioners)
County Budget and Tax Research & Survey (NC Assoc. of Co. Commissioners)
Financial information on county budgeted expenditures and tax resources, including in-depth information on school appropriations
North Carolina Department of Correction
The North Carolina Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program collects data on the age, race, and sex of persons arrested for all crimes except traffic violations.
Office of Research and Planning (NC Department of Correction)
Provides links to electronic publications containing statistical data about prisoners, probationers, paroles, and correctional costs.
NC Department of Commerce
The NC Department of Commerce provides services and programs dedicated to economic growth and development, for both business and individuals, in North Carolina.
Office of State Budget and Management
Here you will find a variety of facts and figures related to the state of the economy in North Carolina.
Data & Statistics (NC Department of Public Instructions). Statistical information and links pertaining to students, personnel, and finances.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. Data are compiled by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. In cooperation with and under contract to the BLS, states provide impartial, timely, accurate and relevant data that serve as key economic indicators for the health of the nation.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency of the Department of Commerce. BEA seeks to strengthen the understanding of the U. S. economy and its competitive position by providing the most accurate and relevant Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and economic accounts data in a timely and cost-effective manner.
U. S. Census Bureau
The Census serves as a vital statistical database that tells us who we are and where we are going as a nation.
U. S. Department of Labor
The U. S. Department of Labor (USDOL) is charged with preparing the American Workforce for new and better jobs and ensuring the adequacy of America's workplace.
U. S. Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved living standards for all Americans by working in partnership with business, universities, communities and workers.
Your gateway to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
As the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve sets monetary policy, supervises and regulates member financial institutions and provides an array of financial services. In the Fifth District, we contribute to the formulation of national monetary policy, gather and analyze regional economic data, and supervise and regulate financial institutions headquartered here. We also process currency, check and electronic payments for banks, and provide financial services to the U.S. Treasury.
The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
NASWA is an organization of state administrators of unemployment insurance laws, employment services, training programs, employment statistics and labor market information and other programs and services provided through publicly funded state workforce systems. This site provides links to Labor Market Information programs in all states including North Carolina.
Elected to a two-year term, each representative serves the people of a specific congressional district by introducing bills and serving on committees, among other duties.
United States Senate
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, chosen by the legislature thereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.