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Sustainability: Statistcs



Community-level statistical data are produced by many different private and governmental organizations.  These resources can help locate the most useful series. Reference staff in the Knight Library's Document Center can assist with hard-to-locate data.

  • Data for Local Communities
    Search a database of websites with demographic, social, economic and environmental data for Oregon communities.  Tip: DO NOT search for “Salem”.  DO enter search terms or browse by topic, then choose Geographic Level “City”.
  • Census 2000 and 1990.  Census data published earlier than 1990 must be found in printed reports, which are maintained in the Knight Library's Document Center. For help using Census data, contact Tom Stave at or Laura Wimberley at in the Knight Library's Document Center.
  • Census: American Community Survey
    These data files contain the most recent (but not the most reliable) estimates of population characteristics, at the city level only.
    For the most recent estimates, choose 2008 ACS 1-year estimates.
    For a set of estimates that are more reliable (smaller confidence intervals), and include more variables, choose the 2006-2008 ACS 3-year estimates.
  • Document Center's statistics page.

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