Research Guides

Finding Data

This is a guide for finding demographic, economic, social, health, and environmental data sets that you can analyze, visualize, and map.


National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)  NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States.

Child Care and Early Education Research Connection  Links to research datasets, statistics, and reports, with the goal of providing information to researchers and policy makers. Many links to state-level data sources.


American Housing Survey  Conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau on behalf of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Consists of a biennial "core" survey based on a national sample and a metropolitan area survey covering about 20 large urban areas on a 4-year rotating basis.

Housing Data Sets  Portal to important HUD datasets (e.g., American Housing Survey, Property Owners and Managers Survey, Residential Finance Survey) and GIS files designed for use with HUD data.

House Price Index  Broad indicator of changes in single-family house prices by Census region, state, and metropolitan area. Compare up to 3 geographic areas online or download historical quarterly data back to 1975 (when available).


New York

NYC Public Schools data  Includes student/school performance, demographics, and operational data. Excel files available for free download.  Demographic, socioeconomic, and housing data by neighborhood.

Department of Homeless Services. Statistics & Reports