Community Development Tools

(In Alphabetical Order by Site)

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Web site(s)

Key Data Variables Available:

  • Income and employment by industry
  • Farm & Non farm proprietors

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Web site(s)

Key Data Variables Available:

  • Unemployment rate, civilian labor force
  • Wages and employment by industry (NAICS code)

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)

Web site(s)

Key Data Variables Available:

  • Estimated Adult Literacy Rates Level One and Level Two

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Web site(s)

Key Data Variables Available:

  • No. of violent and property crimes

Trust for America’s Health

Web site(s)

Key Data Variables Available:

  • Obesity, Diseases, Uninsured

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Web site(s)

Key Data Variables Available:

  • Metropolitan Status
  • Rural Urban Continuum Codes
  • Urban Influence Codes
  • County Typology Codes – dependent on certain industries
  • Creative Class County Codes
  • Natural Amenity Scale
  • No. of farms, total cropland, government payments

U.S. Census Bureau

Web site(s)

Key Data Variables Available:

  • Racial and Ethnic Composition; Age Distribution (Age Groups)
  • Family Structure; Population, Age, Sex, Race, Ethnicity Estimates
  • Number of residents working in same or different county
  • Estimated no. of housing units; housing stock
  • Number of uninsured; number of individuals in poverty
  • No. of establishments by industry (NAICS Code); no. of employees
  • Educational Attainment, population 25+ years; students enrolled by grade