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Finding Statistical Data on Your Topic
In addition to the resources listed below, you can find useful data by searching the local and state government websites listed on the Government sources page and by conducting web searches for your topic and location (Portland, Multnomah, Clackamas, Oregon, etc.) with the word data or statistics.
Examples: Oregon homeless data Portland bicycle statistics
Primary online interface for viewing US Census data, including population, housing, economic, geographic, and governmental data.
Census Quick Facts
Provides quick census data for states, counties and cities.
Census Data for Oregon
From Portland State's Population Research Center
Oregon's Road to 4 Million
PSUs Population Research Center shows how Oregon's population got to 4 million, with data going back to the 1800s and historical detail on race/ethnicity, age, gender, place of birth and the like.
Portland State University's Population Research Center
Does interesting locally relevant population research and includes some cool census data maps and population forecasts.
Portland Data & Statistics
Oregon's Open Data Portal
A place to search all of the State of Oregon's open data.
Civic Apps for Greater Portland
A collection of apps and public datasets from a wide array of local government jurisdictions whose purpose is to make public data easier to access, and in the process make government data more useful for everyone.
Greater Portland Pulse
Greater Portland Pulse gathers data and provides a shared set of indicators to track social, environmental, and economic well-being for the Portland region.
Data that helps to understand neighborhood dynamics in the Portland region.
Portland Housing Bureau Reports and Data
Data from the City of Portland on homelessness, residency patterns, foreclosures, and much more.
Portland Bicycle Count
Data on bicycle usage in Portland.
Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies
Advances the economic, environmental, and social goals of the Portland metropolitan region by gathering and disseminating credible information, convening regional partners, and stimulating dialogue and action about critical regional issues.
City of Portland site for metropolitan area geographic data. Search by street address or geography for many types of data including assessed and market values, as well as elevation, crime data, and school district information. More info...
Hack Oregon builds "open data projects to promote engagement, awareness, and quality of life." Check out their previous projects that make local data more easy to use and understand.