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Los Angeles Government Sources: State/Federal Data Sources

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State & Federal Level Sources of Local Economic/Demographic Statistics

American FactFinder (Census Bureau)

Note: The Oviatt Library online guides Finding Census 2010 Data by Zip Code and Finding Census Tract Data on the Internet provide directions on using American Factfinder to find Census of Population and Housing data when the geographic area of interest is smaller than a city.

American Community Survey and Population Estimates (Census Bureau)


MapStats: United States (FedStats)

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (Census Bureau)

County and City Data Book (Census Bureau).

USA Counties (Census Bureau)

U. S. Census Bureau

For older census data, see also United States Historical Census Data Browser--which presents Census data describing the people and the economy of the United States for each state and county from 1790 to 1960-- and Historical Census Statistics On Population Totals By Race, 1790 to 1990, and By Hispanic Origin, 1970 to 1990, For Large Cities And Other Urban Places In The United States.

County/ZIP Code/Metropolitan Business Patterns by NAICS (Census Bureau)

County Business Patterns (Census)

Metropolitan Area Exports (U. S. International Trade Administration)

USA Trade Online (available only in the library)

Specific export and import information on more than 18,000 commodities by commodity, partner country, and customs port district or port--including Los Angeles.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Area at a Glance (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment (current). See also older data. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Labor Market Information--Los Angeles County (Employment Development Department)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregate Report (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council)

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County

State of the Cities Data Systems (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

California Department of Finance.

California Statistical Abstract

California Department of Social Services Research and Data Reports

California state and county level data tables, publications and reports regarding CalWORKs (welfare, homeless assistance requests, etc.), Children's Programs (adoption, foster care, child abuse, etc.), Disability and Adult Programs, Food Stamps, Fraud and Multiple Programs.