Resources for Community Analysis

Colorado Resources

Community Analysis Scan Form

Form developed by the Library Research Service to aid in community analysis. Includes additional resources.
Library Research Service Community Analysis Scan Form

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment – Labor Market Information

Contains links to labor market information, including publications list, job service, state occupational information, local affairs, demography section, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Denver Regional Council of Governments, Office of Business Development, and Training Technology Resource Center. U.S. labor links also available.
Labor Market Information

Colorado Population and Demography – Division of Local Government

Data includes municipal population estimates, historical data, selected U.S. Census data, population projections, county population estimates, income statistics, and population by race and Hispanic origin.
State Demography Office

State Demographer’s Demography Dashboard

Generates graphs and charts about net migration, population estimates, and population projections for Colorado and its counties.
Demography Dashboard

National Resources

U.S. Census Bureau – American FactFinder

American FactFinder provides access to multiple censuses and surveys for easy access to community data covering a wide range of topics, including demographics, housing, economics, businesses, and employment.
Community Facts

Community Analysis Methods and Evaluative Options: The CAMEO Handbook

Book co-authored by Sandra Cooper, Nancy Bolt, Keith Curry Lance and Lawrence Webster. Full-text of the handbook is available online.
Community Analysis Methods and Evaluative Options: The CAMEO Handbook

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) Geocoding System

Census Demographic Information — Enter an address to find demographic information for the area

School District Demographics System (SDAS)

This NCES application allows users to view summary state and national tables of school district data from the 2000 School District Special Tabulation (STP2). The system is made up of a set of cross tabulations permitting users to specify pre-selected row topics and column topics. Column topics provide a unique distribution of school district data grouped by the indicated characteristics (e.g., percent minority, school district size, etc.). The enrollment column topic is essentially a rearrangement of the state and U.S. data provided in the Census 2000 data link.
Census 2000 School District Data Tabulation


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    Dive into annual statistics from the Colorado Public Library Annual Report using our interactive tool, results tailored to trustees, and state totals and averages.
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