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ProQuest Statistical Abstract
Using Statistical Data
Statistics provide the numbers with which to understand the demographics of your community & to support an argument. You may want to start by searching the Department of City Planning site for a community profile. You can then find more detailed information about your community by searching American Factfinder by zip code. A source like ProQuest Statistical Abstract will provide you with national numbers that can help to provide a larger context. All of these sites and the others listed below have many features. Play around and ask a librarian if you need any help.
Sources for New York Statistical Data
New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
The Bureau of Vital Statistics analyzes data that it collects from hundreds of thousands of birth and death certificates issued in New York City (NYC) each year by the Bureau of Vital Records. Explore the Data and Statistics section to find interactive tools, health information reports by neighborhood and more.
New York State Data Center
The state’s primary and most comprehensive source for economic and demographic data, tracking the trends of the State of New York, its businesses and people.
NYC Census Fact Finder:
Allows you to search by Neighborhood Tabulation area, bridging the gap between local and federal data.
NYC Open Data
NYC Open Data makes the wealth of public data generated by various New York City agencies and other City organizations available for public use. As part of an initiative to improve the accessibility, transparency, and accountability of City government, this catalog offers access to a repository of government-produced, machine-readable data sets.
NYC Business Atlas
Tool to explore business conditions in by neighborhood.
Data is based on the closest census tract.
NYC.gov Mapping Gallery
mapping applications designed to provide New Yorkers with information presented in an infographic form.
NYC City Map
Interactive mapping visualization tool that allows you to city services and neighborhood institutions.
Keeping Track Online
The Status of New York City Kids put together by the Citizens Committee for Children
Check our Statistics Research Guide
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center
A comprehensive full-text database covering all aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), and related issues; includes scholarly journals, popular magazines, and many other information sources.
A free "service of the SafetyLit Foundation in cooperation with San Diego State University and the World Health Organization-Division of Violence and Injury Prevention"; SafetyLit brings together scholarly articles, government reports, and trade magazine material, to guide decision making in the areas of harm reduction and emergency management.