New one-stop data source for Pacific Northwest

3 Sep

Do you need data for a regional assessment or grant application? Do you want to compare conditions in your area with other places within the region?

Here’s a new user-friendly data source for Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Sponsored by the University of Idaho and the Idaho Community Action Partnership Association, the “Indicators Northwest” site offers comparative data for counties, states, reservations and tribal communities.

Data types include:

  • Population characteristics
  • Income and poverty data
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Health and safety
  • and more.

In total, there are 48 different indicators of socio-economic health in the database. The site is map-driven and very intuitive to use. It provides great background about the most current information available in each category and related data sources. Since some of the data is only available from the 2000 decennial census, you can look forward to updates when the 2010 census is published.