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Urban Studies and Urban Affairs Resources - Oakland Campus: US Data

This guide serves as a resource to the interdisciplinary field of urban affairs and urban studies. It supports both GSPIA's Center for Metropolitan Studies and the Urban Studies program.

Major Data Sources

For those interested, we offer assistance with Research Data Management.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is often helpful for finding articles on your city or country.  Some articles will contain statistical content. 

United States Data

These are selected resources for national data.

City Information

Most city data (statistics) has to come from offical government websites of the city or country or from statistical abstracts and handbooks of the individual country. Most international organizations and databases generally provide only country level data.  Encyclopedias like the Encyclopedia Britannica Online are useful for descriptions of cities and their statistics.

PASSPORT - Country Level Data

These are selected sources for international data as well as US country level data.

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