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VBIC

Virtual Business Information Center

Demographics and Statistics

Frequently Used Sources

  • Data.Census.govFrom the U.S. Census Bureau. Provides U.S. population, housing, economic and geographic data.
  • Policy Map: Provides access to over 15,000 indicators related to demographics, housing, health, crime, education, jobs from more than 150 authoritative public and proprietary sources.
  • EIU ViewPoint(formerly: EIU ViewsWire) is the world's most comprehensive source of global forecasts, market trends, data and analysis, in over 200 countries. The service is relied upon by analysts and strategists across business, government, finance and academia to provide unrivaled insight into how the world's political, economic and policy landscape is changing. Covers different disciplines: Economics, Business, Political Science and Law. 
  • SimplyAnalytics (Formerly SimplyMaps):Contains extensive data including demographic, historic census, health, real estate, housing, employment, as well as marketing data from Mediamark Research (MRI), Simmons Research, Experian MOSAIC-consumer lifestyle segmentation and Nielsen PRIZM - demographics and consumer lifestyle data (over 70,000 variables). Users can create customized maps and reports; data is down to the census tract level. Click on "Sign in as a guest" to use database.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States (Census Bureau):The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United StatesData from 1790 to the present. Covers social and economic conditions in the United States, comprised of data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations. Coverage: Subject areas include population, vital statistics, health, education, law, geography, government, labor, agriculture, and business/trade/finance. Time Span: Annual statistics from 1995 through 2002.

Contact us:

Lily Griner at griner@umd.edu
Zaida Diaz at zdiaz@umd.edu