Community Data Resources

North Carolina Data Resources

NC Department of Instruction Data

Data on enrollment, testing, free and reduced lunch and other education metrics.

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 (LINC)

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 Data Visualizations

Explore data dashboards on a range of topics from health insurance, wages, and health rankings.

Aging and Adult Services (NCDDHS)

The Division of Aging and Adult Services works to promote the independence and enhance the dignity of North Carolina's older adults, persons with disabilities and their families through a community based system of opportunities, services, benefits and protections.

Divsion of Child Development and Early Education (NCDHHS)

Find county fact sheets, child care and other statistics.

National Data Resources

Census Data 

Includes population, age, business and industry, education, governments, housing, income, origins and language, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, and veteran data.

Census Data Tools and Apps

A list of powerful analysis tools such as OnTheMap, QWI Explorer, and Census Geocoder.

Open datasets from the federal government.

Data USA

Multiple public US Government data sources visually represented on economy, health and safety, diversity, education, and housing and living by cities, towns, and villages.

Pew Research Data Sets

Raw data from Pew Research.

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.