Social Work *: Data & Statistics

Randall Information Center | USC School of Social Work

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). 

People with Disabilities

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.

The U.S. Census Bureau stopped releasing new data in American FactFinder (AFF) at the end of June 2019 and transitioned to data.census.gov for data releases formerly on AFF. AFF will remain as an archive system for data and functionality that are not yet available in data.census.gov until early 2020.

Attached below, you can find a short guide on finding community data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Open and Free Data

Los Angeles and California