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Oregon & Portland Websites & Statistics
American Community Survey Results for Oregon
Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Selected Age Groups by Sex for Oregon from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015. Collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Data for Local Communities (Northwest)
This website is a gathering place for statistical, spatial, and descriptive information about the cities, counties and other civil, economic and natural regions of Oregon and Washington.
Greater Portland Pulse (GPP) provides data and context to promote informed decision making in the Portland, Oregon, metro region. It is a project of the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies.
United States Statistical Websites
Find popular facts, such as population and income, about your community.
Census QuickFacts (by State & County)
QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Use it to create your own tables and charts comparing statistical data between states, counties or cities.
Centers & Institutes
Institute for Research on Poverty
Is a university-based center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. It is nonprofit and nonpartisan.
Pew Research Center
Is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
Conducts research to address critical health and development issues.
National Opinion Research Center (NORC)
NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions.
Advanced Google Searching
Google's advanced search lets you limit your search to more reliable resources, like education sites or government sites. To do this, add site:edu or site:gov to your regular Google search.
- If you do an ordinary Google search for nutritional supplements, most of your top results will be commercial (.com) sites trying to sell you vitamins.
- If you search for nutritional supplements site:gov , the top results (except for the sponsored ads) will be sites such as the National Institute of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, which are authoritative, unbiased sources that are not trying to sell you anything.
- If you search for nutritional supplements site:edu, your top results will be from universities providing research on nutritional supplements.
Learn more Google Search tips from "6 Google Tricks That Will Turn You Into an Internet Detective" in the New York Times.