Step 4: Find Sources for Data

NeighborhoodLink has compiled a list of online resources containing a variety of statistics about the aforementioned types and geographic scales. Click here to visit "Cleveland Neighborhood Statistics" resource links on NeighborhoodLink.

If you know the type of data you are looking for, you can visit the quick reference table on NeighborhoodLink. This table is fairly easy to use. Just select the type(s) of data for which you are looking at the top of the chart. An "X" will indicate if that data type available from that particular source. If you find a source you'd like to explore, simply click on its name and you will be navigated to its website where you can access data and statistics directly.

To view a table displaying from what sources different types of data may be derived, please click here. To view a table of sources and the geographic area by which they offer data, please click here. Note that tables make excellent print-outs in landscape format.

In some cases, the data you need may not be readily available online. Other statistics that are considered public records may be obtained by contacting or visiting governmental offices. In other cases, you may have to conduct research yourself by doing such things as conducting interviews, making phone calls, or mailing questionnaires to your neighbors.

If you are uncertain of the type of data that you need, start with the census data to see what types of data are available. This may help you to identify data that may be useful to you.

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