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Grant Seeking and Proposal Background Resources

Finding freely available information online to prepare grant proposals

Demographic, Social & Economic Statistics Sources

Census QuickFacts  Basic social, demographic, and business statistics.
Recent data for the nation, states, counties, and cities/towns of over 5,000 people.
   1. Select a state
   2. Select a county or city
   3. Click Go
For more detailed information, click on the magnifying glassto the left of the place name above the table.

American Factfinder US Census Bureau
Detailed statistical information on a variety of topics including ethnicity, education, housing, income, and much more. 
Find facts and frequently requested data about your community by state, county, city, or zip code. 
 2012-2016 ACS 5-year estimates, Data Profiles for Fresno County:
      DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES
      DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS
      DP04 SELECTED HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS
      DP05 ACS DEMOGRAPHIC AND HOUSING ESTIMATES

Demographic Research Unit, California Department of Finance
Many tables include county-level data:
    • Demographic and economic forecasts
    • Demographic Reports (Includes US Census Bureau data for California, and a section on immigration and migration.)

Labor Market Information by County California Employment Development Department
    •  Local Area Profiles: overviews of labor market information by county
        Select a county from the menu, then click on View Local Area Profile

Portrait of California 2014-15. Fact-based exploration of how children and their communities across California are doing is a must-read for policymakers, business leaders, philanthropists, and anyone who cares about our future. The report uses health, education, and income indicators to sort communities across the state into five distinct “Californias” defined not by geography but by well-being and access to opportunity

Kidsdata.org
Data and Resources about the health of children in communities across California