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Demographics Resources

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- taxpayer-funded subscription database - requires city library card outside of library

- librarian-created Find the Best resources page

Demographics Now: The library pays nearly $7000 annually for access to this database and it is the most powerful and versatile demographics resource in the library's collection.  Find detailed consumer, business and demographic information down to the Census tract block level.  Download reports to spreadsheets, PDF files, Word documents, or Excel.

 American Factfinder: From the U.S. Census (Not all data is available at the census tract level).

Spokane City Map: Search by address and retrieve U.S. Census data within a half-mile, one mile or two mile radius of that address. Census data is also compiled for neighborhoods within Spokane, or by zip code.

Market Fact Book: Published annually by the Spokane Journal of Business. Focusing on Spokane County, this map-driven site allows for site selection searches, customized demographic and business data, and printing of maps.

Community Indicators Initiative of Spokane County: Compiled by Eastern Washington University, this site contains a wealth of data on the following topics:People, Arts and Leisure, Civic Engagement, Economic Vitality, Education,Environment, Health, Housing/Transportation and Public Safety.

County Profiles for Washington State: Labor market and economic analysis for each county, prepared by Washington State Employment Security department.

Real Estate Report: Regional Research on Spokane and Kootenai Counties.

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis GDP Report: Local GDP data.

Washington Prospector: Spanning the state, this map-driven site allows for site selection searches, customized demographic and business data, and printing of maps.

Historical US Census Data: Many historical census documents and volumes of the Statistical Abstract of the United States are now online.The initial rollout consists of results from the first census in 1790 to the 1860 census. Statistical Abstracts from 1878-1936 and 1953-56 also are online.  Missing census reports and Statistical Abstracts will be added as the Census Bureau finishes scanning paper copies of the historical documents.The historical documents are image files that are not searchable, but do include indexes and tables of contents.


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