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Kresge Resources for MAP: Consumer & Demographic Research

Best Resources for Consumer Information and Data

Demographic Data and Mapping Tools

Social Explorer

  • "Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to present. Create maps and reports based on decennial censuses of 1940 to 2000."
  • Also has access to demographic reports through the site

U.S. Census Bureau- American Fact Finder

  • Under the catagory People is population data for the entire U.S. and some demographic maps by state
  • Look up the number of establishments, sales, payroll, and employees for an industry using Economic Fact Sheet for an Industry under Business and Government
  • For city or county level data use the American Community Survey under Data Sets
  • Additional demographic data on government employment, county business patterns, and more

U.S. Census Data and Mapping Links

Links to additional tools and data available from the Bureau

International demographic data


  • Brief statistics available for public access from the Statistical Office of the European Communities

United Nations- Statistics Division

  • Includes multiple databases on population, housing, oil, national accounts, trade, social indicators, and more

National Accounts of Japan

  • Japanese economic data, including annual and quarterly reporting on national accounts

Japan - Statistics Bureau Home Page

  • Links to Japanese national sites with economic, business, labor, business and population demographics

ASEAN Statistical Yearbook

  • Comprehensive statistical resource for the ASEAN nations, including population, health, economic, tourism, trade and more. Published annually

Population Reference Bureau DataFinder

  • Demographic and other population-related statistics; choose a geography for a list of available statistics

National Bureau of Statistics of China

The US-China Business Council

  • China statistics and analyses from the USBC

Business Statistics from GovHK

  • Links to Hong Kong government and business statistics

U.S. Census Bureau - International Statistical Agencies

  • List of each country’s statistical agencies

More Consumer Research

Researching the Michigan and Detroit

Research guide includes resources that you may use to find material to support projects related to Michigan and Detroit.

In addition, there are numerous guides through various libraries that you should consult: