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New York State Data Center

Welcome to the State Data Center; a valuable source for economic and demographic information in New York State. It is located in the Division of Research and Statistics within the New York State Department of Labor and operates as part of a nationwide effort to improve public access to census data. The information is used to track monthly, quarterly, and annual trends in population, housing, and employment for each state.

The center functions to ensure complete and accurate national, statewide, and county level information is provided to the public. This material is critical for understanding our local and larger surrounding communities as it can play a role in determining both state and federal funding, as well as political representation.

State Data Center Program

The State Data Center (SDC) Program is one of the Census Bureau's longest and most successful partnerships. The partnership between the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the island areas (American Samoa, Guam, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands) and the Census Bureau was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments.The SDC lead organization is appointed by the Governor of each state/commonwealth, Puerto Rico, island areas or the Mayor of the District of Columbia. In 1988 the Business and Industry Data Center Program (BIDC) was added to meet the needs of local business communities for economic data. It provides businesses with education and access to Census Bureau data and products in addition to statistical resources. Since their creation, the State Data Center and Business Industry Network, have provided access and education on Census Bureau data and products as well as other statistical resources to millions of data users.

Contact: Laura Close
E-mail: nysdatacenter@labor.ny.gov

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