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Data & Statistical Sites
Census Special Report: Emergency and Transitional Shelter Population 2010
Provides information on people counted at emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness.
Metropolitan Council--Data & Maps--Community Profiles
Access key information and trends about the seven county Twin Cities region (or any city, county or township in the metro area), including charts and data on population, employment, income and poverty, housing (including median values and average rents), commuting, land use and development.
MN State Demographic Center (SDC)
The Minnesota State Demographic Center (SDC), part of the Minnesota Department of Administration, is the main provider of demographic data and analysis for the state of Minnesota.
Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web
A cleanly-organized and helpful guide to US and world statistical sources. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
U.S. Census Bureau
The source for statistical data collected by the United States government on the U.S. population. Browse or search by topic or click "QuickFacts" for state and county profiles.
Minnesota Homeless Study
Wilder Research (A. H. Wilder Foundation) study of homelessness in the state of Minnesota since 1991. It includes a point-in-time survey of people throughout the state who meet the federal definition of homelessness, counts and estimates of the number of people who are homeless, and a survey of homeless people.
National Alliance to End Homelessness
The National Alliance to End Homelessness analyzes policy and works to develop pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. They provide data and research to policymakers and elected officials in order to inform policy debates and educate the public and opinion leaders nationwide.
National Coalition for the Homeless
This nonprofit's website contains information and fact sheets about homelessness.
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