October 31, 2006

2006 State and Metropolitan Area Data Book

A reminder about a very useful, new resource from the Census Bureau... The State and Metropolitan Area Data Book features more than 1,500 data items for the United States and individual states, counties and metropolitan areas from a variety of sources. The files include data published for 2005 population and housing unit estimates and many items from the 1990 and 2000 Census of Population and Housing. Information in the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book covers the following topical areas: age, agriculture, births, business establishments, communications, construction, cost of living, crime, deaths, education, elections, employment, energy, finance, government, health, households, housing, immigration, income, manufactures, marriages and divorces, media, natural resources, population, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, residence, retail sales, science and engineering, social services, tourism, transportation, and veterans. See the complete publication here - http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/smadb/smadb-06.pdf (PDF) or http://www.census.gov/compendia/smadb/

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