Community Development Tools

(In Alphabetical Order by topic)

Education

Web site(s)

Key Data Variables Available:

  • Educational Attainment for population 25 years and over
  • No. of students enrolled by grade
  • Estimated Adult Literacy Rates

Economic

Web site(s)

Key Data Variables Available:

  • Unemployment rate, civilian labor force; Number of residents working in same or different county
  • High growth occupations; skills, education, and training required
  • Wages, income, and employment by industry (NAICS Code)
  • No. of establishments by industry (NAICS Code); no. of employees
  • No. of individuals in poverty
  • Metropolitan Status
  • No. of farms, total cropland, government payments

Population

Web site(s)

Key Data Variables Available:

  • Racial and Ethnic Composition
  • Age Distribution (Age Groups)
  • Family Structure
  • Population, Age, Sex, Race, Ethnicity Projections/Estimates

Social

Web site(s)

Key Data Variables Available:

  • No. of violent and property crimes
  • Estimated no. of housing units; housing stock
  • Number of uninsured
  • Obesity, diseases
  • Number of non profits, amount of donations, etc.