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Agriculture | Building | Census | Children | City and County | Comparisons | Crime | Demographics | Drugs | Economics | Education | Elections | Employment | Environment | Guns | Health | Housing | Internet | Jobs | Labor | Libraries | LINC | Livestock | Marine Fisheries | Mortality | Natural Disasters | North Carolina | Politics | Population | Poverty | Prisons | Recreation | Social Issues | Transportation | United States | Zip Codes

AGRICULTURE (and Livestock)

Agricultural Statistics (NC Dept. of Agriculture) - Provides data for individual commodities as well as economic and environmental statistics for the state and by county, as well as links to data for the entire country.

Agricultural Statistics (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - Economic Research Services - State Fact Sheet) Scroll halfway down the page to find statistical tables on Farm Characteristics, Farm Financials, and farm-related rankings. To access even more detailed information, data sources are listed after each section and at the bottom of the web page.


Building Permits [Residential only] (U.S. Census Bureau) -By state, county, metropolitan area and municipality.


North Carolina:
Census Lookup (NC State Data Center)

United States:
American Community Survey (U.S. Bureau of the Census) - Will replace the Census Bureau's 2000 long form for 2010 when fully implemented.

American FactFinder (U.S. Bureau of the Census)

Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts (U.S. Census Bureau) - Broken down geographically (Nation, Region, State, County, Metropolitan Areas, Coastal Regions, and Places) and chronologically (1790 - 1990).

Geostat Center: Historical Census Browser (University of Virginia) Customized statistical tables can be created for different census years. Can add or delete variables, generate simple proportions, and sort data multiple ways.

Statistics on Population Totals by Race, 1790 - 1990, and by Hispanic Origin, 1970 - 1990 For The United States, Regions, Divisions, and States

Decennials Contains Digitized versions of historical Census volumes organized by decade. There is also a Special Collection link that includes special surveys done in years NOT ending in "0."


Action for Children North Carolina - Data and Statistics (Action for Children NC) Some county level data and statistics for other smaller geographies are also available.

Administration for Children and Families (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services) Covers adoption, foster care, and maltreatment annual reports.

Child Welfare Outcomes Reports (Children's Bureau within the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services) The latest report available is from 2003 and includes a section with state data pages.

Children's Defense Fund Data site National, state, and a few county and city statistics on issues of importance to children, including health care, child care, poverty, safety, and education.

Kids Count Census Data Book Online (Annie E. Casey Foundation) Provides indicators of child well-being from the 2000 U.S. Census in an interactive online database.  Data is available for nation, states, counties, largest cities, metropolitan areas, and congressional districts.


City and County Data Books (U.S. Bureau of the Census) 1944 to 2000.

County and Municipal Financial Information (NC State Treasurer) Detailed information of counties' and municipalities' revenues and expenditures.

COMPARISONS (with other States)

State to State Comparisons via LINC (U.S. Bureau of the Census via the NC State Data Center) - click on State Comparisons - All States in the box below the Start LINC button or, within LINC, the State to State Comparisons link in the upper right corner. - Updated weekly, this website offers news on public policy-related topics


Crime Statistics (Criminal Information & Identification Section, NC State Bureau of Investigations) Subject specific reports back to 1993. Annual Summary Reports list crime index data for all counties as well as rates for specific crimes for selected cities and counties.  Different specific crime indexes provide statewide data and ten-year trend reports.

Delinquency:  Statistics (NC Dept. of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) Links to County Databook, Annual Reports, and Legislative Reports.

Sex Offenders (NC State Bureau of Investigations) See link in the left sidebar under Other Statistics.  Includes sex offender and predator statistics by county back to 1996. 

DEMOGRAPHICS (and Population)

Circular Area Profiles

Population Estimates by Age (Missouri State Data Center) Permits the creation of population counts customized for age by states and counties for the years 1990 - 2006. These counts can be further broken down by a particular gender, race, or Hispanic origin.

Population Estimates Reports by State (Missouri State Data Center) This site facilitates the generation of customized state, county, and Metropolitan/Metropolitan Statistical Area level Census estimates for 2004 - 2006.  Variables include age, race, sex, and Hispanic origin.

Single County IRS Migration Profile (Missouri State Data Center) - Covers all North Carolina Counties, migration patterns year to year both into and out of a county are tracked using IRS tax returns.. The minimum threshold is 10 returns, and coverage goes back to 1999 and 2000.

Social Explorer (City University of New York [CUNY]) - Provides interactive maps for Census data down to the Census Tract (for some decades the County level) back to 1940. Detailed reports are also available for 2000 Census data but are limited to the following geographies: the Nation, States, Counties, and Census Tract .

State Demographics (NC Office of State Budget and Management, State Demographer) NC population estimates, historical and current, for various geographic levels.

Stats Indiana (Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University Kelley School of Business)  - Extensive subject coverage for every US state and county. This website is helpful for researchers who need to retrieve a lot of data quickly about a particular area.


Regional Economic Accounts (U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis) Gross state product, income and other detailed economic data back to 1977.

North Carolina:
State Sales and Use Tax Reports by Fiscal Year (NC Dept. of Revenue) Shows Gross and Taxable Sales by cities with populations over 5,000, counties, and major business groups. Please note that the most current report's Taxable Sales may not be compared retrospectively as prior reports contained Gross Retail Sales instead (see the Notice of Change).

Economic Development Information System (NC Dept. of Commerce) Includes County Profiles, reports on Tourism, Film, Sport, and Wine industries. Look under tab About Our Department and then Publications and Reports.


North Carolina Statistical Profile (NC Department of Public Instruction)

See also Comparative Statistics

Education Statistics, Public (NC Dept. of Public Instruction) - Reports on various aspects of NC public schools including Report Cards of individual schools, attendance, dropouts, crime and discipline. Includes charter and alternative schools.  Some additional statistical data on charter schools available from the Charter School Evaluation section of DPI. 

Education Statistics, Home School/Conventional Non-Public School (NC Dept. of Administration, Division of  Non-Public Education)

Education: State Board of Education Biennial Report (NC Dept. of Public Instruction)

Education Statistics, School Districts Profile (National Center for Education Statistics)

Education Statistics, State Education Data Profiles (National Center for Education Statistics)

Education Statistics, Data by Category (School Buses) [School Transportation News magazine]

Higher Education:
Statistical Abstract of Higher Education in NC (University of North Carolina, Office of the President) Links to the Statistical Abstracts back to 1994.  This is an annual publication including everything "from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions."

ELECTIONS (and Politics)

Election Results (Historical) (NC State Board of Elections)  Results for gubernatorial and senate elections by county as early as 1992 and all primary and general elections, including all races and referenda, from 1996 on by voting district; voter registration statistics (back to 1998); and campaign finance reports (instructions on downloading these reports are strongly recommended reading).

See also Comparative Statistics


NCDENR (NC Dept. of Environment & Natural Resources)


See also Comparative Statistics and Agricultural Statistics Environmental Statistics section


See Marine Fisheries and Agricultural Statistics in Livestock, Poultry and Dairy section, under Aquaculture


Concealed Handgun Permit Statistics (NC State Bureau of Investigations)


Health Care:
Data Compendium (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, formerly the Health Care Financing Administration)

See also Comparative Statistics

Health Insurance:
County Level Estimates of the Number of Uninsured in North Carolina - 2005 Update (UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research) - At the end of this report, there are tables listing numbers, percentages, and rankings of North Carolinians without health insurance.

Health Statistics: 
North Carolina Health Statistics (NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health) Clicking on the Reports and Publications near the top of the page. Provides detailed reports of service in state-run alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs, psychiatric hospitals, mental retardation centers and special care facilities. 

Annual Statistical Reports (NC Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) (Centers for Disease Control) - Contains Prevalence Data (how common is health problem's occurrence) and Trends Data (how common is negative health behavior over time) at the state level. Also features selected local Metropolitan/Micropolitan statistics as well as some maps (nationwide and state levels).

Wonder (Centers for Disease Control) A system to search several health-related databases individually on topics such as AIDS, Births, Cancer, Deaths, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and more. The data, in many instances, can be charted, mapped, and exported.

Nursing Homes: 
Medicare/Medicaid-Certified Nursing Home Compare database (Medicare) provides performance reviews for every nursing home in the country certified by Medicare or Medicaid.  Searchable by state, county, city, and zip code as well as individual nursing home.


Assisted Housing/HUD


Department of Homeland Security: Immigration Statistics


E-Stats Measuring the Electronic Economy(e-NC Authority) Covers Internet connectivity issues by county.

NC Broadband

LABOR (Employment, Jobs)

Local Employment Dynamics (U.S. Census Bureau) - This mega-website contains a list of useful Data Tools:

  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators Online Includes quarterly employment (including average monthly earnings and new hire earnings) data broken down by NAICS industry, state, metro area or region, gender, age, and other factors. Detailed Comparison Reports can be created and all datasets can be downloaded to Excel or printed.
  • Industry Focus, and Industry Focus permits creating additional customized reports and ranking these employment variables by industries.
  • OnTheMap (as well as OnTheMap Version 2) Shows where people live and work. It provides map and reports depicting age, earnings, and industry information, and workforce indicators.

Employment (NC Employment Security Commission) Provides employment and wages, labor force, announced closings and layoffs, and employer data among other things. 

Census 2000 EEO Data Tool (U.S. Bureau of the Census) Detailed In-depth race and gender breakdowns can be created by occupation. Also, detailed race, gender, and age breakdowns are available by Educational Attainment for total workforce. Depending on the variable, data can be tabulated for many geographic levels (entire U.S., state, county, and MSA.) and by employee residence or workplace.

State of North Carolina Employee and Teacher Salaries (Annual Increases Average)-Back to 1970-1971 fiscal year.

State Employees Statistics (NC Office of State Personnel)

State Government Budget, see Budget Charts

Safety and Injuries:
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (NC Department of Labor in cooperation with the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics) Look under CFOI data

Occupational Fatality Investigation Review (NC Department of Labor)

Incidence Rates and Case Counts of Nonfatal Occupational Injury & Illnesses (NC Dept. of Labor) Look under SOII data.

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Annual Comparison Report (NC Dept. of Labor)


Public Library Statistics (NC Dept. of Cultural Resources, State Library of NC, Library Development Branch)


Division of Marine Fisheries Catch Statistics (NC Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources)


National Weather Service Statistics


Budget Charts State Government (NC Dept. of Budget & Management)

Log Into North Carolina (LINC) (North Carolina State Data Center) - The Best First Resource for North Carolina Data on All Topics
LINC features data and projections from the 1970s to 2030, geographic coverage at the state, county, municipality, township, and includes an array of topics.

North Carolina and Federal Government Resources - List of links to state and federal agency websites that contain data.

QuickFacts Profile
(Census Bureau) - includes population, business and geography statistics from various surveys conducted by the Bureau.  Also, the Census Bureau provides a look-up tool to find profiles for counties or municipalities (for other states as well as NC).


Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (U.S. Census Bureau)


Prisoner Statistics (NC Dept. of Corrections) - Can use simple or complex query forms to generate reports.

See also Crime

Rankings with other states, see Comparative Statistics


2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife Associated Recreation - North Carolina (U.S. Census Bureau)


Domestic Violence:
AARDVARC, (An Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection) - Statistics by State.

Eugenics Statistics (NC Dept. of Cultural Resources, State Library of NC, Library Services Section) - The 1966 Biennial Report of the Eugenics Board of North Carolina (p. 23) includes statistics from 1934 to 1968. This table has cases handled from 1964-1973. More information and resources about eugenics in North Carolina can be found in NCpedia.

Substance Abuse:
State Level Data (U.S. Health and Human Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Office of Applied Statistics) - Can obtain state and sub-state level data on usage of alcohol and certain illegal drugs.


Boating accidents: 
North Carolina Boating Accidents and Fatalities Report (NC Dept. of Environment & Natural Resources, Wildlife Enforcement Division)

Commuting data: 
NC Census Lookup (U.S. Bureau of the Census via the NC State Data Center)

North Carolina Alcohol Facts (UNC Highway Safety Research Center) - Data on various facets of alcohol-related crashes, injuries, and impaired driving court cases is searchable from 2000 to 2005 and can be accessed at the county and state level. Additional Crash Overview data and thematic maps showing percentage of crashes caused by alcohol are also available.

North Carolina Crash Data (UNC Highway Safety Research Center) - 2001 to 2006 data for state, county and city. A large number of filtering characteristics (driver's age, type of vehicle, day of week, road surface, etc.) and table creation options (one variable or two cross-tabulated) are available.

North Carolina Bicycle and Pedestrian Crashes (NC Dept. of Transportation, Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation)

Traffic Stops
(NC State Bureau of Investigations) - Data available 30 days after the end of the prior month. Click on Stop Reports link along the left banner of the page to access the search form.  Agencies include city police departments, county sheriff's offices, state agencies (either police units or investigations divisions [under NC]), and public university police departments.


Statistical Abstract of the United States (U.S. Bureau of the Census)


Zip Code Statistics (U.S. Bureau of the Census)



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