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Data Collection and Statistics: Resources

On this guide you will find information regarding required surveys, training tools and resources.

Explore Census Data


Explore Census Data provides access to data about the US, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Use dropdown menus to produce table of quickfacts about population, business, and geography by city/county. Provides comparative information for the entire state (ex., % of population with a high school dipolma in a county versus the entire state).

Digital Inclusion Survey

The 2013 survey reported in the areas of digital literacy, economic and workforce development, civic engagement, educational support, health information and public access to the internet. Information about the project and access to the online survey are available at for reports and analyzes based on the 2013 data, please click here



The Edge Initiative is a toolkit to help libraries assess their public access technology infrastructure and services against nationally recognized benchmarks. The toolkit includes an assessment, recommendations and planning tools, resources to help implement changes, training, and communication tools.



Impact Survey

Impact Survey is a surveying tool developed by the University of Washington Information School to gather data on how patrons use and value public library technology services. The survey asks patrons how they use services such as public computers, wireless networks, online resources, digital literacy training and outcome oriented use in the areas of education, employment, health, eGovernment, civic engagement, eCommerce and social inclusion. 

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.

Data USA


Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.