The following resources are intended to be starting points for scholarship that advances community-identified priorities and goals. The aggregated resources are mostly local, regional, and state data sets and reports in addition to UNCG resources and support. While these links direct you to specific pages, we recommend searching the organization or department’s website more fully for additional resources. This is an environmental scan not an exhaustive list. If you have a set or report to recommend, please contact us.

UNCG Resources

Provides publications and reports as well as scholarly resources that may help inform your engaged scholarship.

Data Sets

These links provide access to raw data sets without analysis.

2-1-1 Counts is the first tool to provide real-time, searchable and visual presentations of data from 2-1-1 call centers across the nation. Using 2-1-1 Counts, you’ll find a snapshot of community-specific needs displayed by ZIP code, region or call center as recently as yesterday, enabling you to easily check trends, make comparisons and share information. 2-1-1 Counts works with your local 2-1-1 to share this information with community leaders and service agencies. There is also NC 2-1-1- Counts, which is an information and referral service provided by the United Way of North Carolina in all 100 NC counties with the support of 53 local United Ways throughout the State.

ACCESSNC! – North Carolina economic data and site information, including (a) properties, (b) labor and occupational statistics, (c) community demographic characteristics, and (d) interactive maps. Maintained by the NC Department of Commerce.

Community Health Rankings and Roadmaps – The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America. Select a particular state from this link to see current and archived data.

Crime Mapping – The City of Greensboro Police Department refers people to the crime mapping website for crime statistics. This web-based program shows where 16 categories of crime have occurred in Greensboro. The map is searchable by address, date, or type of crime.

Federal Bureau of Investigation: Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics – The FBI has gathered crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the nation that voluntarily participate in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program since 1930. The UCR Program collects statistics on violent crime and property crime. It is searchable by state and other variables.

Greensboro Open Data Program: Open Gate City – This open data portal includes data from public safety, local ordinance enforcement, human resources and finance, as well as permit and inspection information. City staff continue to gather information for release to the Open Gate City portal as an ongoing process. The portal makes data easily accessible in an effort to encourage residents to become more familiar with how their government is performing, engage with the city’s developer community, and build tools and resources that will enhance city services.

Greensboro Police Department – Crime data is provided here for violent crimes and property crimes, and there are links to other data sources, including crime mapping.

Greensboro Population and Statistics – This page provides data and reports for (a) demographics, (b) economics and community indicators, and (c) housing.

Guilford County Schools – Provides district-wide data and reports related to student demographics, EoGs, ACT & SAT results, graduation rates, dropout rates, and AP courses.

HUD USER provides interested researchers with access to the original data sets generated by PD&R-sponsored data collection efforts, including the American Housing Survey, HUD median family income limits, as well as microdata from research initiatives on topics such as housing discrimination, the HUD-insured multifamily housing stock, and the public housing population.

Log Into North Carolina is an interactive data retrieval service containing historical information for over 900 data items and a variety of geographic areas within the state. Topics include population, labor force, education, transportation, revenue, agriculture, vital statistics, energy and utilities, and other topics for a variety of geographic areas within the state.

Piedmont Triad Regional Council: Regional Data Center – County profiles and population estimates and projections. Data from US Census and NC Office of Budget and Management.

North Carolina Census Data – Estimates and projections of North Carolina population. Maintained by the NC Office of State Budget and Management.

North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness: Point-in-Time Counts – PiT Counts for all counties over the years.

North Carolina Local GIS Data Archive: Guilford County – Provides links to online mapping and data downloads.

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics – Provides reports and interactive data tools about health topics, demographics, and insurance.

Dataverse is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others, and allows you to replicate others’ work more easily. Researchers, data authors, publishers, data distributors, and affiliated institutions all receive academic credit and web visibility. Hosted by the Odum Institute for Research in Social Sciences

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides vital information on a yearly basis about our nation and its people. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year. The data can be viewed and divided in various ways: narrative profiles, subject tables, and data tables.

The American Fact Finder provides data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas  from censuses and surveys. Data can be localized and sorted by demographics, geography, topic, industry, and occupation.

United States Census Bureau: Maps & Data – Find geographic data and products such as the TIGER/Line Shapefiles, KMLs, TIGERweb, cartographic boundary files, geographic relationship files, and reference and thematic maps

QuickFacts is an easy to use application that shows tables, maps, and charts of frequently requested statistics from more than ten Census Bureau censuses, surveys, and programs. Profiles are available for the nation, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and all counties. Cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more are also included.

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