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Economics Research: U.S. Regional Data

This guide provides an overview of research methods and the Fordham University Library's collection of economics resources.

U.S. Regional Data - States, Counties, Cities

A to Z (Fordham Library Database)

Bureau of Economic Analysis - Regional Data (Internet)

The Bureau of Economic Analysis' Regional Economic Accounts site offers information about the geographic distribution of U.S. economic activity and growth. The estimates of gross domestic product by state and state and local area personal income, and the accompanying detail, provide a consistent framework for analyzing and comparing individual state and local area economies.

Business Statistics of the United States 2013 [Library electronic resource]

EconData (Internet) is designed to help practitioners, researchers, students and other data users quickly gain access to relevant state and substate socioeconomic data.  It is sponsored by the Economic Development Administration as a service to regional data users.

FDIC - Regional Economic Conditions (Internet)

Regional Economic Conditions (RECON) was originally designed to assist the FDIC in the examination process by providing economic information at the state, MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area), and county levels. It is helpful in the analysis of risks facing financial institutions. We believe that easy access to timely, high-quality information about economic conditions and risks could be of benefit to some banks, as well as the general public.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Regional Economy (Internet)

Frequently used regional indicators on general economic conditions, employment, housing, income and inflation. (Internet)

NationMaster is a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations.  It provides access to a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. Using the form above, you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease. - My Neighborhood Statistics (Internet)

My Neighborhood Statistics shows how New York City agencies are performing in their neighborhood by viewing locally mapped performance statistics using a street address or intersection. Color-shaded maps also allow for easy comparisons of highs and lows in different neighborhoods.

NYC Open Data (Internet)

NYC Open Data contains data sets produced by various NYC agencies and other City organizations. Currently, NYC Open Data supports many file formats. Data sets are presented by category, by agency, and by other City organization. Details about the data set (metadata) are provided alongside the download link.

RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet - U.S. Macro and Regional Data (Internet)

Primary macro and regional sites that generate data (many long series). (Internet)

StateMaster is a unique statistical database which allows you to research and compare a multitude of different data on US states. We have compiled information from various primary sources such as the US Census Bureau, the FBI, and the National Center for Educational Statistics. More than just a mere collection of various data, StateMaster goes beyond the numbers to provide you with visualization technology like pie charts, maps, graphs and scatterplots. We also have thousands of map and flag images, state profiles, and correlations.

U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts (Internet)

QuickFacts tables are available for the nation, states, counties, and large cities. 

U.S. Regional Data - St. Louis Federal Reserve ("FRED") (Internet)

FRED® is a database of over 45,000 economic time series from 41 sources. With FRED®, you can download data in Microsoft Excel and text formats and view charts of data series.