Click for contact details Administration for Children and Families

Collects information to evaluate its programs for children and youth, such as Head Start, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, child support enforcement, adoption assistance, foster care, child care, and child abuse programs.

Child abuse
Child care
Child support enforcement
Foster Care
Head Start program

(ACF) Dept of Health and Human Services
Click for contact details Agency for International Development

Collects and analyzes data to assist developing countries in planning and evaluating population and health programs and programs for socioeconomic development, and to understand trends across countries and emerging problems.

Regional HIV/AIDS information

(AID) Independent agency
Click for contact details Administration on Aging

Collects data to assess the quality and impact of supportive services to the elderly and to measure the effectiveness of programs for the aging. AoA also compiles demographic and social data on the elderly from Federal surveys for the purpose of research on the needs of the elderly.

Profile of Older Americans

(AOA) Dept of Health and Human Services
Click for contact details Agricultural Research Service

Monitors and assesses food consumption and related behavior of the U.S. population by conducting surveys and providing information for food and nutrition-related programs and public policy decisions.

Food consumption patterns

(ARS) Dept of Agriculture
Click for contact details Broadcasting Board of Governors

Oversees and coordinates the research and statistical functions for all broadcasting entities under its purview, including the Voice of America, Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Middle East Broadcasting Networks. The BBG consolidates its research function into a centralized International Audience Research Project so that all entities and broadcasters can be assured of current, reliable and statistically valid market and audience research on a periodic basis. In addition, the BBG oversees a priority schedule of research projects and monitors the individual research projects to ensure that they adhere to high professional standards and utilize the latest and most appropriate research and statistical methodologies.

(BBG) Independent agency
Click for contact details U.S. Census Bureau

The principal source of periodic demographic data. Major programs include the Census of Population and Housing (decennial census) and the Intercensal Demographic Estimates. The Census Bureau's current demographic statistics program provides information on the number, geographic distribution, and social and economic characteristics of the population, including official estimates of income and poverty, estimates of health insurance coverage and homeownership rates, and a quarterly indicator of housing vacancies.

Business ownership
International trade
Income and poverty
Population estimates
Population projections
Social and economic characteristics
Retail-wholesale trade
1990 Census data
Census 2000

(CEN) Dept of Commerce
Click for contact details Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

Fosters coordination and collaboration and to enhance and improve consistency in the collection and reporting of Federal data on children and families. Also, the Forum aims to improve the reporting and dissemination of information on the status of children and families. The Forum's annual report, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, provides the Nation with a summary of national indicators of child well-being and monitors changes in these indicators over time.

America's Children
Economic circumstances
Family and social environment

(CHILD) Interagency forum
Click for contact details Defense Manpower Data Center, Statistical Information Analysis Division

Maintains the largest archive of personnel, manpower, and training data in the Dept of Defense. DMDC's statistical activities include the personnel survey program, an enlistment testing program to support screening of military applicants, and a client support program to provide statistical support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Casualty information
Civilian DoD personnel
Military personnel
Glossary of DoD work force terms
Work force publications

(DMDC) Dept of Defense
Click for contact details Food and Nutrition Service

Conducts surveys, program evaluations, and studies to evaluate the Food Stamp, Child Nutrition, and other food assistance programs which it administers.

Child nutrition programs
Food distribution programs
Food stamps

(FNS) Dept of Agriculture
Click for contact details National Center for Health Statistics

Collects data on family formation, growth, and dissolution; and vital events (i.e., births and deaths).

Child and infant health
Health insurance coverage
Heart disease
Home health/Hospice care
Hospital utilization
Leading causes of death
Life expectancy
Mammography/Breast cancer
Men's health
Nursing home care
Occupational health
Overweight prevalence
Prenatal care
Prescription drugs
Sexually transmitted diseases
Teen pregnancy
Women's health

(NCHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Click for contact details Office of Immigration Statistics

Provides data on immigrants, refugees, temporary visitors (nonimmigrants), and persons naturalized.

Legal permanent residents
Temporary admissions of nonimmigrants
Unauthorized immigrants

(OIS) Dept of Homeland Security
Click for contact details National Science Foundation, Science Resources Statistics

Conducts surveys that measure the number and demographic characteristics of individuals trained as, or working as, scientists and engineers, and participates in international collaborations to yield comparable measures of the same items. In addition, other components of NSF provide funding in support of biological sciences research databases and social science research and studies, such as the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, the General Social Survey, and the National Election Studies.

Science and engineering education
Science and engineering work force
Research and development

(SRS) National Science Foundation
Click for contact details Social Security Administration, Office of Policy

Collects, tabulates, and publishes data on the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income programs and their beneficiary populations. SSA also performs demographic and socioeconomic research to assess the impact of program changes or alternatives.

Income of the Aged Chartbook
Fast Facts and Figures
OASDI beneficiaries by state and zip code
Trends in Social Security & SSI disability programs
OASDI monthly statistics
SSI monthly statistics
Annual Statistical Supplement
Social Security Disability Insurance program
SSI Annual Statistical Report
Income of the Population 55 or Older
OASDI beneficiaries by state and county
SSI recipients by state and county
Workers covered under Social Security & Medicare
Congressional statistics

(SSA) Independent agency
Click for contact details Department of Veterans Affairs

The National Cemetery Administration (NCA) analyzes projections of the veteran population for capacity and construction planning for future VA burial sites. The Office of Policy and Planning (OPP) develops estimates and projections of the veteran population, collects information on the socioeconomic characteristics of veterans, surveys users and non-users of VA benefit programs, evaluates VA programs, and conducts actuarial studies. The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) supports continuing and new surveys of veterans and beneficiaries who receive VBA benefits and use its services. The surveys cover VA compensation and pension, education, loan guaranty, vocational rehabilitation and employment services, and insurance programs.

Expenditures, by geographic distribution

(VA) Cabinet
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City profiles were updated on August 7th, 2008.

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