• Finding Data

    Data often is coded and can be difficult to interpret. Be sure to look for a descriptor file that may accompany data set. Some websites to consider: 
    • Ways to get data
      • this site talks about methods of obtaining data.

    • Data.gov
      • free, public data collected by government agencies
      • includes populations, crime, housing, poverty, etc.

    • Minnesota State Demographic Center
      • Minnesota data on Minnesotans. Births, deaths, jobs, income, and much more.
      • to use, pick a "topic" and then click on the "data" tab near the top of the page

    • U of M Business and Econ Statistics
      • contains a number of data sets for census and business statistics, including stats specific to Minnesota

    • FlowingData
      •     Site to point you to more sites filled with data, from Baseball stats to weather.

    • Figshare
      • public space for researchers to share their data with others

    • DSDR Demographic Data
      • Data on Children, Populations, Marriage, Health & Mortality, and Fertility