Planning & Community Development

Community Development Data Catalog

This resource is intended to provide sources of information that the Regional Planning Commission and other public agencies use to make decisions. A central location such as this provides everyone the ability to research and develop their understanding of conditions around the county and state.

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Agriculture

  U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Agricultural Statistics Service
DESCRIPTION: Agricultural Statistics about Farmland, Productivity, Crops Grown and Harvested
DATA ITEM: U.S. Census of Agriculture
FREQUENCY: Every 5 years
GEOGRAPHY: US, State, County
INFORMATION: Use caution when making comparisons across time. Survey methods have changed over the years.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.nass.usda.gov/Census_of_Agriculture/index.asp

  Illinois Agricultural Statistics Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Illinois Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture
DESCRIPTION: Agricultural Statistics Including: Crop Production, Acreage, Fertilizer and Chemicals, Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, Farm Income, Assets, Exports, and Values
DATA ITEM: Illinois Agricultural Statistics Reports
FREQUENCY: Annual
GEOGRAPHY: Illinois, Counties in Illinois
INFORMATION: Use caution when making comparisons across time. Survey methods have changed over the years.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.agstats.state.il.us/website/reports.htm

Natural Resources

  Illinois Climate Network Data, Illinois State Water Survey
DESCRIPTION: Wind Speed, Air Temperature, Wind Direction, Precipitation, Evaporation, Soil Temperature, and Dew Point
DATA ITEM: Water and Atmospheric Monitoring Program (WARM)
SOURCE/AGENCY: Illinois State Water Survey
GEOGRAPHY: Monitoring Stations in Illinois, Includes Champaign, and Bondville
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.sws.uiuc.edu/warm/datalist.asp

Children

  University of Illinois Child Care Resource Services
DESCRIPTION: Child Care program information, number of programs and spaces, program rates, and demographic characteristics of the county
DATA ITEM: Child Care Resource Services Annual Report
FREQUENCY: Annual
GEOGRAPHY: Champaign, Douglas, Iroquois, Macon, Piatt, and Vermilion Counties
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/~CCRSCare/

Vital Statistics

  Illinois Department of Public Health
DESCRIPTION: Births, Teen Births, Multiple Births, Births to Unmarried Women; Deaths, Infant Mortality, Leading Causes of Death, Abortion, Infectious Disease
DATA ITEM: Vital Statistics, Disease Statis
FREQUENCY: Annual
GEOGRAPHY: Counties in Illinois
INFORMATION: Data sources and analysis documentation at http://www.idph.state.il.us/vital/pdf/appendices.pdf
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.idph.state.il.us/health/statshome.htm

  Champaign Urbana Public Health District
DESCRIPTION: Demographics, Vital Statistics, Maternal and Child, Chronic, Infectious, Intentional / Unintentional, Occupational Health, Mental Health, Health Behavior, Health Service
DATA ITEM: Various on topics listed above
FREQUENCY: Various
GEOGRAPHY: Champaign County, Champaign Urbana, Champaign County without Champaign Urbana, Illinois, Illinois without Cook County
INFORMATION: Information collected from various agencies
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.cuphd.org/stats/index.shtml

Crime

  Illinois State Police Department
DESCRIPTION: Violent Crimes, Property Crimes, Crime Offenses, Crime Indexes
DATA ITEM: Crime in Illinois, Annual Report
FREQUENCY: Annual
GEOGRAPHY: State, County, Police District, MSA
INFORMATION: Use caution when making comparisons across time. Data collection methods and definitions of crimes may have changed.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.isp.state.il.us/crime/ucrhome.cfm

Transportation

  U.S. Census Bureau
DESCRIPTION: Residence County to Workplace County Flows
DATA ITEM: County-to-County Worker Flow Files
FREQUENCY: Decennial
GEOGRAPHY: County level for residents of the 50 states and DC
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/commuting.html

  U.S. Census Bureau
DESCRIPTION: Transportation Data
DATA ITEM: Census Transportation Package 2000
FREQUENCY: Decennial
GEOGRAPHY: National, Region, County
INFORMATION: A set of special tabulations from the decennial census designed for transportation planners
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ctpp/about.htm

Education

  Illinois State Board of Education
DESCRIPTION: Public School Enrollment, Enrollment by Race, Low Income Students, Limited English Proficiency, High School Drop Out Rates, Chronic Truancy Rates, Mobility Rates, School District Finance, Education Level of Teachers, Standardized Test Scores, Average Class Size, Pupil-Teacher Ratio
DATA ITEM: School Report Cards
FREQUENCY: Annual
GEOGRAPHY: School, School District, County, State
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.isbe.net/

  University of Illinois, Division of Management Information
DESCRIPTION: Enrollment totals at the University of Illinois
DATA ITEM: Enrollment at the University of Illinois
FREQUENCY: Annual
GEOGRAPHY: University of Illinois
INFORMATION: Enrollment totals are those after the 10th day of class in the fall semester. Student totals available by degree sought and by county of origin.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.dmi.uiuc.edu/

  Parkland College, Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation
DESCRIPTION: Enrollment totals at Parkland College
DATA ITEM: Enrollment at Parkland College
FREQUENCY: Annual
GEOGRAPHY: Parkland College
INFORMATION: Enrollment totals are those after the 10th day of class of the fall semester.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.parkland.edu/oire/

  U.S. Census Bureau
DESCRIPTION: Educational Attainment of the Population Age 25 and Over; Sex by School Enrollment by Level of School by Type of School for the Population Age 3 and Over
DATA ITEM: Summary File 3
SOURCE/AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau
LAST AVAILABLE: 2000
FREQUENCY: Decennial
GEOGRAPHY: Census Geographies above the Block Level
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DatasetMainPageServlet

Housing

  U.S. Census Bureau, Construction Division Branch
DESCRIPTION: Number of New Buildings, Number of New Housing Units, and Construction Costs
DATA ITEM: Building Permits
FREQUENCY: Monthly
GEOGRAPHY: Place, County, US, State, MSAs
INFORMATION: Place level data is provided for individual permit-issuing jurisdictions that report monthly within a given state.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://censtats.census.gov/bldg/bldgprmt.shtml

  U.S. Census Bureau, Estimates
DESCRIPTION: Housing Units
DATA ITEM: Housing Unit Estimates
FREQUENCY: Annual
GEOGRAPHY: County, State
INFORMATION: Change to the residential housing stock as measured by building and demolition permit records is limited since these records do not reflect construction or demolition activity outside of areas subject to local permit requirements. Housing unit estimates are developed by using building permits, mobile home shipments, and estimates of housing unit loss to measure housing unit change since the last census.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.census.gov/popest/housing/

  U.S. Census Bureau
DESCRIPTION: Housing Units, Owner and Renter Occupied Housing Units (Tenure), Median Housing Value, Median Gross Rent
DATA ITEM: Summary Files
FREQUENCY: Decennial
GEOGRAPHY: Census Geographies at the Block Group and Tract levels
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DatasetMainPageServlet

  National Association of Home Builders
DESCRIPTION: Housing Opportunity Index
DATA ITEM: Economic and Housing Data
FREQUENCY: Quarterly
GEOGRAPHY: MSA's, Nation
INFORMATION: The Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) for a given area is defines as the share of homes sold in that area that would have been affordable to a family earning the median income. The HOI is temporarily discontinued to the lack of funding. Additional information about the HOI is available at http://www.nahb.org/generic.aspx?sectionID=135&genericContentID=533
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.nahb.org/page.aspx/category/sectionID=113

  National Association of REALTORS
DESCRIPTION: Existing Single-Family Home Sales, National Housing Affordability Index
DATA ITEM: Economic and Housing Data
FREQUENCY: Monthly
GEOGRAPHY: National, Region
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.realtor.org/research.nsf/pages/EHSPage?OpenDocument

  Champaign-Urbana Continuum of Care
DESCRIPTION: Homelessness by Age, Race, Sex, Veteran Status
DATA ITEM: Homelessness Survey
FREQUENCY: Almost Annual
GEOGRAPHY: Champaign-Urbana
INFORMATION: Survey data. Be careful when making comparisons across time. Survey locations/methods have changed. The surveys do not attempt to survey homeless persons found in public places such as libraries, public areas where homeless persons often make temporary shelter or the Department of Corrections.
HOW TO OBTAIN: Available from the Social Services division of the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission. Information presented in the 2004 Champaign County Statistical Abstract, and the Community Report Card 2004.

Households & Families

  U.S. Census Bureau
DESCRIPTION: Number of Households, Number of Families, Family Type by Presence and Age of Own Children, Household Type, Household Relationship
DATA ITEM: Summary File 1; and Summary File 3
FREQUENCY: Decennial
GEOGRAPHY: Census Geographies above the Block Level
INFORMATION: A household includes all the people who occupy a housing unit as their usual place of residence. A family is a group of two or more people who reside together and who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DatasetMainPageServlet

Income & Poverty

  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey
DESCRIPTION: Poverty Thresholds by Size of Family and Number of Related Children Under 18 Years of Age
DATA ITEM: Poverty Thresholds
FREQUENCY: Annual
GEOGRAPHY: National
INFORMATION: Poverty thresholds are not regionally adjusted.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/threshld.html

  U.S. Census Bureau
DESCRIPTION: Persons Living in Poverty, Median Household Income, Children Under 5 in Poverty, Related Children Ages 5 to 17 in Families in Poverty, Children Under the Age of 18 in Poverty
DATA ITEM: Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)
FREQUENCY: Next Release will be November 2004
GEOGRAPHY: State, County, School District
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe

  U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis
DESCRIPTION: Personal Income and Population Summary Estimates, Detailed Income and Employment Tables, Farm Income, Wage and Salary Summary Estimates
DATA ITEM: State and Local Personal Income Statistics
FREQUENCY: Annual
GEOGRAPHY: US, State, MSA
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.bea.gov/

  U.S. Census Bureau
DESCRIPTION: Population Below Poverty Level, Median Family Income, Median Household Income, Per Capita Income, Aggregate Income
DATA ITEM: Summary File 3
FREQUENCY: Decennial
GEOGRAPHY: Census Geographies above the Block Level
INFORMATION: Information for 1990 and 2000 is available on-line
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DatasetMainPageServlet

  Illinois Poverty Summit, in collaboration with Heartland Alliance
DESCRIPTION: Information about Educational Attainment, Rural Poverty, Rental Assistance, Elderly Poverty, Poverty Rates, Health, Persons without Health Insurance, Employment
DATA ITEM: 2006 Report on Poverty, 2003 Atlas of Poverty
FREQUENCY: Annual
GEOGRAPHY: Illinois, Counties in Illinois
INFORMATION: Several data sets from secondary sources
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.heartlandalliance.org/maip/research.html#Illinoispoverty

Cost of Living

  ACCRA (American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association)
DESCRIPTION: Cost of Living Comparisons for cities. Includes breakdowns of spending on grocery, housing, utilities, transportation, health, misc. Also provides average rent, and average home price in dollars.
DATA ITEM: Cost of Living Index
FREQUENCY: Quarterly
GEOGRAPHY: Select Cities within the United States
INFORMATION: Data is not comparable across time. For information about the ACCRA Cost of Living Index go to http://www.coli.org/about.asp
HOW TO OBTAIN: Available on-line for purchase at http://www.coli.org

  U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
DESCRIPTION: Consumer Price Index and Average Price Data
DATA ITEM: Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) Program
FREQUENCY: Monthly
GEOGRAPHY: US City Average
INFORMATION: The Consumer Price Index represents changes in prices of all goods and services purchased for consumption by urban households. Price indexes are available for the U.S., the four Census regions, size of city, cross classifications of region and size classes and for 26 areas.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.bls.gov/cpi/home.htm and http://www.bls.gov/data/home.htm

Labor Force, Employment

  Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis
DESCRIPTION: Employment, Unemployment, Labor Force Statistics
DATA ITEM: Local Area Unemployment Statistics: LAUS
FREQUENCY: Monthly
GEOGRAPHY: Illinois, County, MSA, Cities, Local Workforce Areas
INFORMATION: Additional information abou the LAUS data set can be found at http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/laus/lausfaq.htm
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/laus/lausmenu.htm

  Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis
DESCRIPTION: Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation
DATA ITEM: Employment Projections
GEOGRAPHY: Illinois, MSA, County, Community College District
INFORMATION: Statewide, MSA, and County Projections including long-term (10 year) occupational and industry projections. Statewide, and MSA short-term (2 year) occupational and industry projections.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/projections/employproj.htm

  Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis
DESCRIPTION: Wage Data by Occupation
DATA ITEM: Occupational Employment Statistics (OES): Wage Information
GEOGRAPHY: State, MSA, Economic Development Region, Local Workforce Investment Area, County
INFORMATION: Includes hourly and annual Entry Wage, Median Wage, and Experienced Wage
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/wagedata/wage.htm

  Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis
DESCRIPTION: Number of Firms, Size Class of Firm, Employment
DATA ITEM: Quarterly Census Of Employment & Wages (ES 202)
FREQUENCY: Quarterly
GEOGRAPHY: Illinois, Local Workforce Area
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/covered.htm

  Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis
DESCRIPTION: Illinois Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment by Industry
DATA ITEM: Current Employment Statistics
FREQUENCY: Monthly
GEOGRAPHY: Illinois, MSA
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/cesfiles/cesmenu.htm

  Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis - Workforce Info Center
DESCRIPTION: Industry, Labor Force, Employers, Occupation, Income and Wages
DATA ITEM: Labor Market Analysis - Workforce Info Center
FREQUENCY: Monthly
GEOGRAPHY: Illinois, MSA, County
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.ilworkinfo.com/

  U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
DESCRIPTION: Labor Force, Employment, Unemployment, Unemployment Rate
DATA ITEM: Labor Market Analysis - Workforce Info Center
FREQUENCY: Monthly
GEOGRAPHY: States, MSA
INFORMATION: Seasonally Adjusted, and Not Seasonally Adjusted. Be careful when making comparisons.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.bls.gov/data/home.htm

  U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
DESCRIPTION: Job Gains and Job Losses by industry/establishment
DATA ITEM: Business Employment Dynamics
FREQUENCY: Quarterly
GEOGRAPHY: National
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.bls.gov/data/home.htm

  U.S. Census Bureau
DESCRIPTION: Information about Businesses and Industries including Annual Payrolls, Total Number of Establishments, Number of Establishments by Employment Size and Class
DATA ITEM: County Business Patterns
FREQUENCY: Annual
GEOGRAPHY: County, State, U.S., Zip Code, MSA
INFORMATION: Count Business Patterns have been published since 1964 and at irregular intervals since 1946. Only years 1994 through 2001 are available on-line. The method of classifying businesses was changed in 1998 from the SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) System to NAICS (North American Industrial Classification System).
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.census.gov/epcd/cbp/view/cbpview.html

Retail Sales

  Standard Industrial Classification Code Reporting, Illinois Department of Revenue
DESCRIPTION: Sales Taxes by Sales Tax Type by Business Classification
DATA ITEM: Sales Taxes
FREQUENCY: Quarterly, Annual
GEOGRAPHY: Illinois, County, Unincorporated County, Place
INFORMATION: Blank categories have less than 4 taxpayers, therefore no data is shown to protect the confidentiality of individual taxpayers, and totals include censored data.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.revenue.state.il.us/TaxStats/index.htm

Population

  U.S. Census Bureau
DESCRIPTION: Population by Race, Ethnicity, Age, Sex; Foreign Born Population including Place of Birth, Year of Entry, and Citizenship Status
DATA ITEM: Summary Files
FREQUENCY: Decennial
GEOGRAPHY: Census Geographies above the Block Level
INFORMATION: The Census 2000 data on race are not directly comparable with data from the 1990 census or earlier censuses.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html
Click on Data Sets, Click the desired Data Set

  U.S. Census Bureau
DESCRIPTION: Census 2000 Population Corrections
DATA ITEM: Errata Data
FREQUENCY: Updated when needed
GEOGRAPHY: All Census Geographies
INFORMATION: The population totals have been corrected, but the Census Bureau does not release corrected data pertaining to the race, age, sex, and other characteristics of the revised population in each jurisdiction. The City of Champaign, Village of Rantoul, City of Urbana, Brown Township, Champaign City Township, Cunningham Township, Rantoul Township, and Urbana Township all had population correction after the Census 2000.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/notes/errata.pdf

  U.S. Census Bureau, Estimates
DESCRIPTION: Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin
DATA ITEM: Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin
FREQUENCY: Annual
GEOGRAPHY: County, State, Nation, Place and County Subdivision
INFORMATION: With each new issue of July 1 estimates, the Census Bureau revises estimates for years back to the last census. Previously published estimates are superseded and archived. County, State, and National population estimates are made using a cohort-component method. Subcounty population estimates are based on a housing unit method.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php

  U.S. Census Bureau
DESCRIPTION: Population Estimates
DATA ITEM: Intercensal Estimates
FREQUENCY: After Decennial Censuses
GEOGRAPHY: County, State
INFORMATION: These estimates have been developed by applying a mathematical formula to take into account differences between the postcensal time series population estimates for the 1990s and Census 2000 results.
HOW TO OBTAIN: http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php