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Socioeconomic Data

To enhance the set of analytical tools available to government and citizens for budgeting, planning, research, and other needs, OSBM creates and collects many different types of socioeconomic data. The rich content of these data serve as a vital tool in the budget process. The data are also important to businesses, local governments, academic communities, grant organizations, the media, and the public, especially at the sub-state level.


Log into North Carolina (LINC) is the most valuable Web resource for a wide variety of NC statistical data.

  • State, county, and municipal data, plus state-to-state comparisons
  • 1,500 data annual historical data series
  • Definitions and online help
  • Preformatted and user customized reports

Census Data

The NC State Data Center specializes in disseminating and assisting with interpretation of decennial census data for NC.     Census Data Home Page


Annual estimates of county population and municipalities are used to distribute state shared revenues to local governments. State summaries are also available as are census data used for making estimates and projections. County and state population projections, available by age, race (white/other) and gender, are used for long range planning and for budgeting.

State Data Center

The NC State Data Center (SDC) is a 40 member consortium of state and local agencies that cooperate with the Census Bureau to provide data about the state and its component areas and to explain the data to citizens. A local expert in the SDC might answer your question about sub state areas.

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