Community Development



July 13, 2010

Richmond Fed Launches Online Community Data Repository

Richmond, Va.

The Community Affairs Department of the Richmond Fed is launching an online data repository designed to streamline local community development data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The Community Data Resource Center is a collection of measures from public data sources that offers county-level metrics and state comparisons for each of the Fifth District states and Washington, D.C. Data currently is available for Maryland with the remaining areas to follow: District of Columbia, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The resource center is aimed at providing the most relevant local information to community development practitioners, government agencies, and researchers. Measures are related to demographic, social, housing and economic characteristics and can be used as supporting information for federal and state funding programs and to determine areas of need for programs. Data is offered in a portable document format (PDF) or as a Microsoft Excel file that allows the data to be sorted and manipulated for desired use.

View the Maryland Community Data profile

The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. As part of the nation's central bank, we're one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that work together with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to strengthen the economy and our communities. We manage the nation's money supply to keep inflation low and help the economy grow. We also supervise and regulate financial institutions to help safeguard our nation's financial system and protect the integrity and efficiency of our payments system.


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