Maine State Data Center
The Maine State Data Center (SDC), led by the State Economist’s office, provides demographic and economic data for the state of Maine. The goal of this program, which is a partnership between the state and the U.S. Census Bureau, is to foster public access to data.
The Maine State Data Center operates through a network of affiliates across the state. SDC network affiliates have expertise in many different areas and serve diverse constituencies and geographies. Through the State Economist’s office, affiliates have a direct link to the U.S. Census Bureau. The SDC program, created in 1978, operates in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the island areas.
Resources for Data Users
This page provides easy access to information provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Maine Statistical Profiles
QuickFacts include a general overview of the population, economy, and geography for a particular area. QuickFacts are produced for the country, states, counties, and selected cities.
American Community Survey Resources
Census Business Builder Widget
The Census Business Builder (CBB) provides selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau. If you are looking for data to help you start, grow and understand your business, this service will provide you with a simple summary.
My Congressional District
My Congressional District gives you quick and easy access to selected statistics collected by the U.S. Census Bureau through the American Community Survey (ACS) and County Business Patterns (CBP).
Every decade, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. This data collected during the decennial census is critical because it determines the number of seats each state has in the US. house of Representatives, determines billions of federal funds allocation to local communities, helps plan infrastructure and assists marketing research.
To learn more about the importance of Census 2020 please visit the U.S. Census website (2020 Census).
[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]
Census Glossary and Technical Help
For help understanding census terminology and questions about data sources or technical detail consult the Census Glossary
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