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Demographics and Statistical Data

The Data Resources Guide

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Need data on a certain subject and don’t know where to begin? The State Library of North Carolina’s Government and Heritage Library can help you.  Look no further than our Data Resources Guide, where you can find information about North Carolina and more.  You can find links to helpful databases, such as LINC (Log Into NC) and Census Explorer, and access tutorials on the powerful data tools like the American FactFinder and Data Ferrett.  Also, there is a link where you can join the NCData Listserv to receive announcements about important data releases from the NC State Data Center and the US Census Bureau, as well as information about upcoming webinars.


North Carolina Numbers: Back to School, 2014

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Posted on behalf of Elizabeth Hayden, Demographics and Reference Librarian.

As the days of summer dwindle, schools have geared up to welcome back students. The familiar sight of the big yellow school bus is greeting commuters on North Carolina roads once again. With the new school year, let’s take time to consider some numbers about North Carolina schools and students. See how much the state has changed!


State Doc Pick of the Week: Datanet

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Datanet4Half of the total votes cast in a typical statewide general election come from just 15 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. Almost half of North Carolina voters were born in other states. These and other statistics and reports about North Carolina and North Carolina voting trends come from Datanet. First published in 1992, Datanet is produced by UNC’s Program on Public Life and contains short research reports on topics of interest to social scientists, journalists and the general public. Topics include NC demographics, campaign finance analysis, political advertising, public opinion polling and voter statistics.


Issues of this publication can be downloaded, printed, saved, and viewed by clicking here.

Facts for the Fourth: North Carolina Edition

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Facts for the Fourth!

Some interesting and fun facts related to the Fourth of July and North Carolina

Guest post written by Beth Hayden, Demographics and Reference Librarian

fireworks2Whether your destination is to the beach, the mountains, or you are just planning to stay at home, consider a few facts and figures this Fourth of July holiday.

AAA predicts that nationwide 41 million people will travel this Fourth of July holiday (July 2-6). This would represent a 1.9% increase over the 40.3 million who traveled last Independence Day.


Of the 7,400,424 cars and trucks registered in North Carolina, many are expected to travel to some destination on the 74,945.77 miles of paved roads in our state.

Source: and NC Department of Transportation

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