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New York State Statistical Data

From Empire Center
Empire Center’s Data section now includes over 50 different data sets in seven categories that measure and rank New York’s state and local taxes, spending, debt and economic competitiveness.

The Cost Of Government  |  Economy  |  Education  |  Health Care  |  Transportation  |  Population and Demographics  |  Tax Burdens

US Census Data

U.S. Census Data and Statistics

The United States Census Bureau provides data about the nation’s people and economy. Every 10 years, it conducts the Population and Housing Census, in which every resident in the United States is counted. The agency also gathers data through over 100 other surveys of households and businesses every one to five years. You can explore the results of the surveys or find popular quick facts.

Frequently Requested Statistics from the U.S. Census

Get population and demographic information about the country, individual states, and more:

American FactFinder

Research U.S. Census Survey Results

Explore a variety of data:

Other Popular U.S. Census Information

  • Use U.S. Census data for genealogical research.
  • Census population data is used to divide the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states.
  • Curious about whether a request you received to participate in a U.S. Census Bureau survey is real?
    • Learn how to avoid scams that claim to be from the U.S. Census Bureau.
    • Find out how to contact the U.S. Census Bureau to confirm the validity of requests for information.

Statistics by Agency, State/Local Government Data and Statistics & Maps

Federal Government Data and Statistics

There are principal statistical agency programs that collect, analyze and disseminate statistical data and information. These programs include:

You may also search a federal government agency's website to see what types of statistical information they provide. Find the U.S. government department or agency you want to search.

State/Local Government Data and Statistics

State and local government agencies also compile and maintain statistical information. Contact a state or local government for more information:


The National Map offers mapping products from federal, state, and local partners on a variety of topics, such as recreation, environmental resources, scientific analysis, and emergency response.

Additional maps of interest are available at the following links:

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