Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.
The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. A priority Open Government Initiative, Data.gov increases the public's ability to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Descriptions of the Federal datasets are provided as well as information about how to access the datasets. A primary goal of Data.gov is to improve access to Federal data and expand creative use of those data beyond the walls of government by encouraging innovative ideas (e.g., web applications). Data.gov strives to make government more transparent and is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.
The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly.
We are guided on this mission by scientific objectivity, our strong and capable workforce, our devotion to research-based innovation, and our abiding commitment to our customers.
The Census Bureau operates under Title 13 and Title 26 of the U.S. Code.
Our goal is to provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality and cost for the data we collect and services we provide.
The Carolina Population Center is a community of outstanding scholars and professionals associated to
create new knowledge about population size, structure, and processes of change
develop new sources of data to support population research
promote the development and use of innovative methodologies
build skills and capacity and train the next generation of scholars
disseminate data and findings to population professionals, policy-makers, and the public
CPC faculty and students work together on path-breaking research to address population issues in 85 countries and across the US, as well as locally, in central North Carolina. Based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the center is rich in expertise, with 64 active faculty fellows (representing 15 departments in 5 schools or colleges), 54 predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars, and a highly skilled staff.
Scope of Research
Presently, CPC faculty fellows are engaged in funded population-related research on more than 50 projects, most supported by federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Public Health Service, and US Agency for International Development. CPC’s research portfolio spans social science and health disciplines and is often collaborative and multidisciplinary. The collaborative setting provided by CPC allows discipline-based projects to benefit from expertise in and expanded perspectives from other fields and provides a fertile context for the cross-pollination of ideas across disciplines.
Here are a few examples of pivotal and substantial research projects underway:
assessing the long-term health status of US adolescents and exploring the causes of their health-related behaviors
analyzing the effects of family structure and employment dynamics on child outcomes in the US
identifying etiologic factors for preterm births in North Carolina, to inform state and US public health policy
using recently developed cellular automation procedures to model land cover change in relation to population change in Nang Rong, Thailand
examining how health, nutrition, and other factors affect education, work, and wages of Filipino youth
analyzing individual and household responses to rapid social and economic change in Russia and China -- from the website
IPUMS consists of twenty-five high-precision samples of the American population drawn from thirteen federal censuses. The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series International is a project to create and disseminate an integrated international census database incorporating countries on all the continents.
PAI champions policies that put women in charge of their reproductive health. We work with policymakers in Washington and our network of partners in developing countries to remove roadblocks between women and the services and supplies they need. For 50 years, we’ve helped women succeed by upholding their basic rights.
PAI has received top ratings from both the American Institute for Philanthropy and Charity Navigator. More than 80 cents of every dollar PAI spends goes to critical program services. For more information about PAI, read our annual report or our 990 form.
About the Population Studies Center
Jeffrey Morenoff, Director
Jennifer S. Barber, Associate Director, Director of Graduate Training
The University of Michigan's Population Studies Center (PSC) was established in 1961, originally as a unit within the Department of Sociology. In 1966 the Center established close connections to the Department of Economics, and since that time has become increasingly interdisciplinary, currently drawing faculty from more than a dozen academic disciplines.
Center affiliates are population researchers who pursue independent research with the support of Center staff. PSC supports a large portfolio of both domestic and international research in several key areas of demographic research: Health and Social Inequalities; Social-Biological Interactions; Population Health and Well-being; Families, Fertility, and Children; Population Dynamics; and Methodologies and Data. -- from the website
Since 1968, Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth or ZPG) has been America’s voice for population stabilization—we are the largest grassroots population organization in the United States! We have more than 40,000 members, and hundreds of thousands more supporters and participating educators. Population Connection works to ensure that every woman around the world who wants to delay or end childbearing has access to the health services and contraceptive supplies she needs in order to do so. -- from the website
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental institution that seeks to improve the well being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources.
The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.
The Population Research Center (PRC) aims to provide outstanding infrastructure resources and sustain a dynamic interdisciplinary culture geared toward facilitating the highest level of population-related research among its faculty members and graduate and undergraduate trainees. The PRC supports research that moves well beyond the bounds of traditional demography to the cutting edge of population research.
To advance our research agenda, we provide PRC affiliates with state-of-the-art administrative and computing services as well as a dedicated development team. Further, we support researchers with active collaborators and mentors within the PRC, a Brownbag Series to extend their research interests, and dedicated space to conduct their research and training activities.
Underlying the work of the PRC is a foundation that emphasizes:
fundamental attention to issues of social and economic inequality, particularly by race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status;
rigorous attention to, and application of, the most appropriate and advanced methodological techniques; and
an orientation toward federal and major foundation grant funding and publication in top quality scientific journals.
Most of the research is concentrated in four overlapping and reinforcing thematic areas: Health Disparities; Parenting, Partnering and Human Development; Educational Inequality and Opportunity; and Socioeconomic Inequality and Work. Many PRC researchers work in more than one of these overlapping and reinforcing areas, and in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams.
The PRC also hosts various projects on special topics relevant to contemporary population studies. -- from the website
The Population Research Institute is a non-profit research group whose goals are to expose the myth of overpopulation, to expose human rights abuses committed in population control programs, and to make the case that people are the world’s greatest resource. Our growing, global network of pro-life groups spans over 30 countries.