"Tell[s] compelling and data-driven stories about subjects of importance to our readers." Provides data related to the economy, societal trends, educaiton, energy, the environment, and sports & leisure. Links to original data wherever possible.
Site "is an authoritative resource for data about the states and the largest U.S. municipalities, as well as contact information on state and local decision makers." Contains "data on revenue, spending, employment, technology trends, health insurance coverage and other important topics. The data is customizable and searchable, and will be frequently updated. You can compare governments in key areas, monitor trends over time, create data tables and...receive e-mail alerts when data is updated."
Provides "convenient statistical summaries of the social and economic structure of states, metropolitan and micropolitan areas, counties, cities, and places in the United States. Data for both the Web site and print publications is compiled and managed by the Statistical Compendia Branch of the U.S. Census Bureau and is acquired from statistical publications and electronic sources published by various nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and Federal statistical agencies."