Community Data Resources

Kids Count Data Center

This website provides searchable data on the wellbeing of children. Find child poverty levels, racial/ethnic breakdown, and dozens more indicators for your library's county or city service area. Funded by the Annie E. Casey foundation.

Log Into North Carolina

This interactive data retrieval service contains over thirty years of data for over 900 data items for each county in the state. Reports may be viewed through your browser, printed, or saved as html files for loading into a spreadsheet.

Economic Snapshots

The NC Budget & Tax Center's Economic Snapshots is a biannual look at how well counties in NC are faring across key indicators of economic well-being and opportunity.



County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

The Rankings measure vital health factors, such as obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, and the quality of air/water. The Roadmaps provide tools to understand the data, and strategies that communities can use to move from education to action.


NC Rural Center's Closing the health insurance gap Interactive Dashboard

Explore health care access and its impact on the health and economies of rural communities through this series of interactive dashboards. Note: The dashboards were unable to include 26 counities because their populations are too small for adequate estimates.


Census Quick Facts

Use dropdown menus to produce tables of quickfacts about population, business, and geography by city/county. Provides comparative information for the entire state (ex., % population with a high school diploma in a county versus in the entire state).

USDA Food Atlas

Statistics on food environment indicators such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics. Provides interactive maps of a community's access healthy food, as well as downloadable datasets using Census information.