In many Indiana counties, gaining easy access to relevant demographic, education, social and economic data are not always easy to locate. Even when readily available, the information is usually not presented in a way that is clear to local leaders, organizations and residents.
In an effort to provide individuals with user-friendly county level data on counties in Indiana, PCRD is pleased to provide two complementary sets of data products for use by individuals, organizations and agencies across the state. The first is Quick Facts, a two-page document that captures a variety of key data, presenting them in a visually pleasing, straightforward manner. The second is our Data Snapshot, a product that not only focuses on a wider array of data items, but also provides the reader with brief interpretations of some of the more significant data results.
In an effort to provide individuals with user-friendly county level data on counties in Indiana, the PCRD has begun producing two types of reports. The first is Quick Facts, a two-page document that captures a variety of key data, presented in a visually pleasing, straightforward manner.
The second data series is called Data Snapshot. Each report showcases an array of population, economic and labor force data. The benefit of the Snapshot is that users are provided succinct interpretations of some of the key data captures in the report. Furthermore, insights on the opportunities and challenges that counties may have to consider in light of these data are offered for consideration by local leaders, agencies and other appropriate entities.
When reviewing the data reports, we recommend you give careful consideration to the following items:
The amount of information available for any county can be overwhelming. Our Quick Facts report provides information on a carefully chosen set of data on population, households, housing, education, income and health. The list of Indiana counties for which Quick Facts reports are now available can be found below. If your county is not listed but you would like to receive a two-page data report on your county, please contact the PCRD office.
The Data SnapShot document showcases a variety of demographic, economic and labor market information that local leaders, community organizations and others can use to gain a better perspective on current conditions and opportunities in their county. To strengthen the value and usability of the information, we showcase data using a variety of visual tools such as charts, graphs and tables. In addition, we offer key points about the data as a way of assisting the user with the interpretation of the information presented.