Planning Data

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Data Sources, Including Spatial Data and Maps
General Information & Data Sources
Census Bureau Data
Crime Statistics
Economic Data
Environmental Data
Housing Statistics
GIS Data & Maps
Property Tax Information
Transportation Data
General Information & Data Sources
  • Index of Federal government agencies
    www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/fedgov.html#exec
  • National Association of Counties
    www.naco.org/counties/counties/index.cfm
  • List of NJ State government departments and agencies
    www.state.nj.us/infobank/orgphone.htm
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/01statab/stat-ab01.html
Census Bureau Data
  • Census Bureau home page
    www.census.gov/
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/01statab/stat-ab01.html
  • American Fact Finder, for downloading results from Census 2000
    factfinder.census.gov/servlet/BasicFactsServlet
  • Annual Population Estimates
    eire.census.gov/popest/estimates.php
  • Geography
    • Census Bureau Geographic Terms and Concepts
      www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/glossry2.html
    • Census 2000 Urban and Rural Classification
      www.census.gov/geo/www/ua/ua_2k.html
    • Definition of "urban"
      www.census.gov/population/censusdata/urdef.txt
    • Metropolitan area definitions
      www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metrodef.html
    • Central cities of metropolitan areas
      www.census.gov/population/estimates/metro-city/cencty.txt
Crime Statistics
  • New Jersey State Police.
    www.njsp.org/info/stats.html
Economic Data
  • NJ Dept of Labor
    Labor Market Information (building permits, NJ employment and unemployment, labor force, etc.)
    www.wnjpin.state.nj.us/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmilist.htm#
  • Urban Coordinating Council (municipalities targeted for State aid)
    njgeodata4.state.nj.us/website/ucc/viewer.htm?Title=NJ%20-%20UCC%20Boundary
  • Economic Statistics Briefing Room
    www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/esbr.html
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    National and state statistics for labor force, employment and unemployment, wages, inflation, consumer spending, etc.
    www.bls.gov/
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
    www.bea.doc.gov/
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
    www.icsc.org/cgi/frontpage?templatefile=front.html
Environmental Data
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
    www.epa.gov/
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service - National Resources Inventory (data on land use changes by state)
    www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/NRI/
  • USGS water resources data
    waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis
  • American Farmland Trust
    www.farmland.org/
  • National Agricultural Statistics Service
    www.usda.gov/nass/
    • Census of Agriculture
      www.nass.usda.gov/census/
Housing Statistics
  • NJ Dept. of Labor
    Building permits by county and municipality
    www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi18/index.html
  • Guide to Affordable Housing in New Jersey (DCA)
    www.state.nj.us/dca/dhcr/guide.htm
  • Housing Vacancies and Homeownership (Census Bureau)
    www.census.gov/hhes/www/hvs.html
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition
    www.nlihc.org/
  • National Association of Realtors
    Data on existing home prices by metropolitan area
    www.realtor.org/rodesign.nsf/pages/researchctr?OpenDocument
  • National Association of Home Builders
    Economic and Housing Data by state and metropolitan area (housing starts, building permits, completions, new home sales and prices)
    www.nahb.org/category.aspx?sectionID=113
GIS Data & Maps
  • NJ Spatial Data Clearinghouse
    njgeodata.state.nj.us/
  • NJ Department of Environmental Protection GIS page
    www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/
    • i-Map interactive mapping
      www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/imapnj/imapnj.htm
  • State Plan map products
    www.nj.gov/dca/osg/resources/maps.html
  • New Jersey Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan
    www.state.nj.us/pinelands/cmp.htm
  • Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (Rutgers)
    www.crssa.rutgers.edu/projects/lc/
  • EPA Region 2 GIS database
    www.epa.gov/region02/gis/data.htm
  • Census 2000 TIGER/Line Data
    www.esri.com/data/download/census2000_tigerline/index.html
  • New Jersey Geological Survey Digital Geodata Archive
    www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/index.html
  • Bureau of Transportation Statistics geospatial data (road and rail shapefiles, etc.)
    www.bts.gov/gis/ntatlas/
Property Tax Information
  • Division of Local Government Services, NJ Department of Community Affairs.
    www.state.nj.us/dca/lgs/taxes/taxsmenu.htm
Transportation Data
  • Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT)
    www.bts.gov/
  • Federal Highway Administration
    www.fhwa.dot.gov/
    • Highway Statistics Series (roadway mileages, vehicle registrations, licensed drivers, etc.)
      www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/index.htm
  • American Public Transportation Association
    Public transportation ridership statistics
    www.apta.com/stats/
  • Texas Transportation Institute's Urban Mobility Report (congestion data by metropolitan area)
    mobility.tamu.edu/
  • Energy Information Administration (data on fuel prices)
    www.eia.doe.gov/
  • 2002 National Household Travel Survey
    nhts.ornl.gov/2001/index.shtml
  • NJDOT Transportation Data Development (data on traffic volumes)
    www.state.nj.us/transportation/count/index.html
  • The Road Information Program
    Information on VMT, safety, and pavement and bridge conditions on Interstate highways)
    www.tripnet.org/