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Urban Environment Research Seminar: Data

PolicyMap

PolicyMap allows you to download and map data relating to demographics, housing, income, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, manufacturing, supermarket access, and more. Includes data sets from over 150 public and proprietary sources

New Jersey Municipalities

The New Jersey Municipal Data Book. Montclair, N.J., New Jersey Associates, 1981- Annual
One page summaries [sample] of the population, government, finances, schools, and other characterisitics of each of New Jersey's towns and cities. Available?

New Jersey Data Book

New Jersey Data Book
Demographic, fiscal, geographic, school and political data on New Jersey’s counties, towns and legislative districts. Requires registration.

New Jersey State Data Center

State Data Center Data compiled by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Finding Statistics

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States
The basic databook for U.S. national-level statistics.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1878-2012
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Access to data from more than 70 organizational sources. Most data series focus on recent years and a few prior decades, although some data series extend back to the 19th century. Rutgers-restricted Access

U.S. Demographics

American FactFinder
Select query elements to create maps and view data tables based on the 2010 Census, Census 2000, the 1990 Census, the American Community Survey, and the Economic Census.
Decennial Census Reports from 1790 to 2010
Digitized, but actually less cumbersome to use in print. Print volumes available in Dana Library Government Documents collection.

U.S. Census of Governments

Census of Governments: Federal, State, and Local Governments
Covers government organization, public employment, and government finance. Most data available back to 1992.

Criminal Justice

Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics Database
Data for city and county statistics from 1985 through the most recent year available. Includes city jurisdictions with populations of 10,000 or more and county agencies of 25,000 or more. Includes statistics for violent crime (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property crime (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft).
Criminal Justice Statistics
Rutgers guide.

Other Data

Public Spending on Transportation and Water Infrastructure, 1956 to 2014
Congressional Budget Office report.
The Value of a Dollar: Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-2014
5th edition. Amenia, New York, Grey House Publishing, 2014.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Urban Mobility Scorecard
Urban Area traffic congestion trends, 1982-2014

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