General Information About the Census
Census data is collected every 10 years so the most current is the 2000 Census. Both population and housing characteristics are reported in a vast array of data elements or variables. Some of the variables include: age, ancestry, education, family, gender, race, and housing.
Demographic information is reported by a wide variety of political and geographic areas including: U.S. and regions, states, counties, cities, towns (called places), metropolitan areas, and small areas: tracts, block groups, and blocks.
U.S. Census Data on the Web
Census Home Page This site is loaded with all sorts of demographic data and maps. Search for topics or major census files. Download or print tables of data.
County and City Data Book, 2007 This wonderful tool is mounted at the Census Bureau and includes numerous data items for states, counties, and cities. A great resource when comparing several geographic areas.
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2009 The handbook of data. Statistical Abstract is published annually and is available in both hard copy and online.
Uniform Crime Reports The Federal Bureau of Investigation has mounted Crime in the United States volumes in pdf format. Access to 1995 - to date editions.
Federal Agency Pages
Agriculture Department Includes grant opportunities for nutrition, farming, food safety, land management, and more.
Commerce Department Includes links to contracting opportunities, grants, export assistance, economic data, laws and regulations, and trade information.
Education Department The Department of Education provides a wide variety of grants and assistance.
Health and Human Resources Search across a wide array of HHS bureaus and agencies. Includes a Grants and Funding page with links to Funding, Grants, Research, and Partners/Training.
Labor Department Search the Labor Department pages for reliable, current economic information as well as their guide to Grants and Contract Opportunities.
To search for additional agency websites: Federal Agency Search
Ohio Agency Pages
Ohio State Government Home Page Includes a directory to all Ohio agencies and links to agency pages. Use the search box at the top right of the page to search across agencies' sites.