Social Work *: Data & Statistics

Randall Information Center | USC School of Social Work

Finding, Using and Managing Data

Finding Statistics and Data

Data is the raw information that is analyzed to create statistics, or interpreted data. Data can be numerical, or qualitative (interviews, opinion data, etc). 

International/Global Data and Statistics

Finding Community Demographics

Use official state, county and city web sites for information about your community, like government structure and elected officials.

  • Using a search engine (Google or Bing), type your state or city and the keyword government. For example, Los Angeles government. This will bring up the official website/local government website on top of the results list.

Open and Free Data

Los Angeles and California