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ARC 205 Research Guide: Statistics and Data

A quick guide for finding resources for ARC 205: Interdisciplinary Design Studio [Gandelsonas and Levy, Fall 2018]

International Urban Statistics

Finding statistics below the national level outside the United States is usually difficult and in some cases impossible. However, a few countries and regions provide extensive data from their statistical offices including subnational level data:

  • Canada's E-Stat
  • (click on IP Login)
  • Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States' Eastview UDB Statistics
  • China Statistical Yearbooks Database (CNKI) Large selection of statistical data published by the Chinese government including census data. Chinese-language version offers more up-to-date and reliable results; best to use the yearbook navigation mode.  Includes national, provincial, city, and many topical yearbooks.
  • China Data Online Comprehensive statistical and economic information of China in English.  The yearbook collection ends in 2011.  For 2012+, use the China Statistical Bureau Website  (must use in Internet Explorer).  Select geo-coded data is contained in the Geo-Explorer I component.
  • Global Insight includes regional data for China including a fair amount at the city level. 
  • Eurostat provides subnational statistics by province and/or city for many European Union members.

Some nations provide online versions of their most recent yearbooks.  Princeton also maintains a large collection in paper (Social Science Reference Center - next to Ready Reference) and microfiche.  For older editions consult the Main Catalog

Additional Resources

Other City Data Resources

Cities Ranked & Rated This E-Book covers US & Canadian city data for 2007. Chapters include Evaluating Cities, Finding and Your Best Place to Live.