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Regional Knowledge Network


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This database is freely available to the general public via the Internet.

Description

The Regional Knowledge Network provides socioeconomic and political summaries of the 8 county Western New York area and Southern Ontario. This may be the only resource that covers the Western New York/Southern Ontario cross-border area as an integrated region.

The 10 topics covered include:

  • Population and demographics
  • Government
  • Economy
  • Education and schools
  • Environment
  • Planning and land use
  • Health and human services
  • Public Safety
  • Regional assets
  • Civic capacity

UB's Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth maintains the database for researchers, students, government officials, regional leaders, community activists, and the general public.


Dates Covered

Dates vary depending upon topics.


Print Counterpart

Lockwood Library's Government Documents collection includes publications issued by the U.S. federal and New York State governments, and the Canadian federal government. Check the UB Libraries Catalog for specific titles and/or subjects, or contact Edward Herman, the Government Documents Librarian. (Phone: 645-2814 x 431; email: lolherma@buffalo.edu) Additional data Covering Southern Ontario

FP Markets: Canadian Demographics (Financial Post)
Lockwood HC 111 .F46 (1999+; most recent in Reference)
Summarizes demographic and housing characteristics; income; vital statistics; and retail sales of Canadian provinces, census divisions, cities, and towns.

Additional Data Covering Western New York

County and City Data Book
(U.S. Bureau of the Census)
Lockwood Documents US C 3.134/ 2: C 83/ 2 (1952+)
Provides population, housing, socioeconomic, and business summaries for states, counties, cities of 25,000 or more, and places of 2,500 or more. See also the related publication, County and City Extra (Bernan Press) (Lockwood Reference HA203 .C68 2002).

Sourcebook of ZIP Code Demographics (ESRI)
Lockwood HA203 .S66 (1985+ with selected gaps; most recent in Reference)
Provides population; household and family; race; age; income; and spending index data. The spending index compares spending to the national average, 100%. A .90 spending index is 10% less than the national average, while 130 is 30% greater.


Related Databases

  • County and City Data Book  (U.S. Bureau of the Census) - Provides population, housing, socioeconomic, and business summaries for states, counties, cities of 25,000 or more, and places of 2,500 or more.
  • County and City Data Books (Summarizes national, state, county, and city statistics since 1944.)
  • Sources Covering Southern Ontario 2001 (Statistics Canada) - Census of Canada Presents statistics measuring population, housing, and socioeconomic topics for local, provincial, and national geographies.
  • State & County QuickFacts (Provides national, state, county, and municipal data with links to additional resources.)

Contact

Edward Herman


Last Update

5/21/2009