Rates smaller cities on various measures; useful for market research, planning, city-to-city comparisons. Find link in the Careers section of Salem Online. The print version of this resource is in the Reference Department of Lawson McGhee Library.
Statistics and census
Resources for census data, demographics, and statistical research
Detailed United States demographic information including data on income, age, education level, consumer spending, and housing, combined with a powerful mapping tool and reporting capabilities you can use to assess business viability, analyze trends in a given population, and compare demographic characteristics among multiple geographies. See video tutorials.
Related File: DemographicsNow tips
Hundreds of volumes of encyclopedias and other ebooks covering all subject areas. Gale eBooks is included in Gale Power Search which searches the content of the ebooks along with magazines and other resources. If you want to browse the ebooks as books, this Gale eBooks interface is the better choice.
Format: Database of books
Related File: Gale Virtual Reference Library tip sheet
Published since 1988 by the Economic Policy Institute; includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, jobs, unemployment, wealth, and poverty. The entire book, including all of the charts, is available online and fully downloadable, along with summary fact sheets that include the book’s key findings. Additionally, the “Open Data” feature enables data downloads on selected income, jobs, and wages charts.
Format: Online reference
Data on incomes, investments, jobs, prices, and more; pricing trends for various categories and items. The source for each price, salary, etc., is noted; much of the information comes from ads in newspapers and magazines. Currency conversion charts help readers translate costs to 2012 dollar values.
Format: Online reference
Research on national and state economic trends. Part of the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Analyze the market potential for a kind of business in a given location using key economic data and interactive mapping. Explore and compare opportunities in neighboring areas, and generate trend charts for your business plan.
Census Reporter makes it easier to use statistics from the United States Census Bureau. Place profiles and comparison pages provide a friendly interface for data, and export tools make it easy to get data for analysis in other applications.
A national economic initiative that provides over 50 million open data records on industry clusters and regional business environments in the United States to promote economic growth and national competitiveness.
Find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
The new Census Bureau data tool from CEDSCI, replacing American Factfinder which will be retired in June 2020 (along with DataFerrett). Other legacy Census Bureau data tools will remain operational.
The planning commission's annually published brochure is a descriptive text and statistical summary of local physical, social, cultural, government, and economic conditions in the Knoxville area.
Estimates are calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Knoxville.
Apps and tools for use in economic and community development. It is used to make rich data—such as the American Community Survey 5-year annual estimates—more usable and mobile-friendly.
TNMap serves as the portal for accessing a wide variety of downloadable Geographic Information Systems datasets, web applications, and web services related to Tennessee. Applications include:
- General Map Viewer
- Property Map Viewer
- Civil War Battlefields
- Historical Commission
- Locate Childcare Services
- Tax Rate Lookup
- Locate Registered Sex Offenders
- Voter Registration Information
- Lookup TDEC Water & Lands
- Connected Tennessee’s Interactive Broadband Inventory Map
Data tables covering a wide range of topics, long periods of time, and harmonized for comparisons; more than 150 indicators and statistics for the analysis of international trade, economic trends, foreign direct investment, external financial resources, population and labor force, commodities, information economy, creative economy and maritime transport. Tools allow for easy selection and reorganization of data, construction of custom graphics, and extraction options.
Internationally-comparable data on education, science, culture and communication.
Official trade statistics and relevant analytical tables starting from 1962.
A not-for-profit, non-partisan resource of numbers and trends in government spending and impact.
Data about development in countries around the globe.