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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources


Missouri Agriculture Statistics Service provides nearly 400 reports annually on agriculture concerns in Missouri. In addition to the data on commodities, a number of overview reports/facts are available.

The Center for Agricultural, Resource and Environmental Systems (CARES)provides an interactive map utility for various social and economic indicators and built a number of applications for analyzing different scenarios of the data. An online atlas for Missouri counties is also available from this site.

Beyond Missouri

U.S. Department of Agriculture provides up-to-date information on policy issues that provides a high level of commitment for today's farmers and decision-makers.

Economic Research Service (ERS) produces a range of data products available in different formats, including online databases, spreadsheets, and web files. You can search by topic, by title, or by date.

National Agricultural Statistics Service publishes an annual national reference book on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns. Other resources include a monthly newsletter; a trend reports and links to all U.S. state agricultural statistics service and more.



Missouri State Government Website is the front door to all Missouri state agencies.

MERIC Community Issues offers information on policy and best practices in the new economy; local unemployment statistics, economic impact analysis; socioeconomic studies; minority studies; and transportation and energy.

Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) is an entity of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. This site provides comprehensive analysis of key economic indicators for Missouri counties by economic regions.

Association of Counties provides Missouri constituents assistance on local, state and federal government issues and activities.

Missouri Highway Department, Statistical Analysis Center administers the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Statistical Analysis Website. Users should note that reports derived via this website are based on data maintained in the UCR central repository.

Beyond Missouri

The American Community Survey is a survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census that provides accurate and up-to-date profiles on a number of American communities each year. These profiles include population, housing, and social and economic indicators.

HUD-EZ/EC Program: Empowerment Zone/ Empowerment Communities provides access to resources that are useful to rural communities that seek to enhance the quality of their futures.

North Central Regional Development Center for Rural Development assists in rural development research and education programs to improve the social and economic wellbeing of rural people in the region. The NCRCRD also provides leadership in rural development regionally and nationally by identifying, developing and supporting programs on the vanguard of emerging issues.



Missouri Census Data Center (MCDC) is the state's official site for census-related data. It is a partner of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Missouri Economic & Policy Analysis Research Center provides a diverse database extraction system that is the basis for the Missouri Statistical Abstract for counties.

Missouri Spatial Data Information Service (MSDIS) is a data retrieval and archive system that provides geographic information systems and census data about the state of Missouri to the public by way of anonymous FTP and this website.

Missouri Office of Administration, Budget and Planning is home for the state demographer. In addition to releasing budget reports for the state, the official population projection estimates are housed here.

Beyond Missouri

U.S. Census Bureau provides results from the decennial census surveys and produces a number of indicators for public use like poverty estimates.

Statistical Abstract of the United States contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included.

State Data Center Clearinghouse provides an up-to-date account on issues and activities of the state data center participant agencies. It is a platform that provides collaboration between the agencies. The site also provides a link to lead agencies by state.

FEDSTATS provides information on the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the federal government.

2000 Census School District Demographics provides access to detailed demographic data and related mapping data for each U.S. public school district.

USA Today: By the Numbers provides a journalist view on demographic issues. This is a well-organized site with coverage in all states and on important issues.



Center for Economic Information (CEI) provides a regional view of indicators within the Kansas City Metropolitan statistical area. CEI is housed at the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus.

Missouri Economic Policy and Research Center provides a diverse database extraction system that is the basis for the Missouri Statistical Abstract for counties.

Beyond Missouri

Economic Statistics Briefing Room on Employment is a combination of graphics and data that applies to important issues in employment. The data are supplied by a number of Federal agencies. Other indicators (income, transportation, etc) are also available from this site.

Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an array of information on the workforce, inflation, spending and other statistics.

Consumer Price Index is the link to consumer spending indexes.

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an excellent source of secondary data on income and employment. BEA provides an annual indicator by source and category for all U.S. states and counties.

Economic Research Service (ERS) produces a range of data products available in different formats, including online databases, spreadsheets, and web files. You can search by topic, by title, or by date.

Local Employment Dynamics program provides dynamic information on the rapidly changing economy — with information on where jobs are being created and destroyed, how much turnover there is in each industry together with long-term trends.



University of Missouri Extension — fulfilling the land-grant university tradition by bringing research-based information and resources to Missouri citizens.

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is Missouri's official K-12 education Web site.

School Data: Information for Missouri School Improvement is the link to key educational indicators and test results by school districts.

Missouri Department for Higher Education is the state agency for issues and statistics pertaining to higher education.

The Missouri Research and Education Network (MOREnet) is affiliated with the University of Missouri and is Missouri's not-for-profit electronic information network. MOREnet serves higher education, elementary and secondary education, public libraries, state agencies, and other organizations and government agencies in Missouri. MOREnet is comprised of several projects and programs serving these various groups.

eMINTS — enhancing Missouri's Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies transforms elementary classrooms into places for learning where teachers and students use multimedia tools to better understand the world, work together and achieve at new and higher levels.

Beyond Missouri

U.S. Department of Education offers up-to-date information on educational priorities and concerns as well as link to important statistics.

National Center for Education Statistics surveys programs on elementary and secondary education, postsecondary education, longitudinal studies, educational assessments and others.



Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is the state's official website that houses many popular resources. A number of publications that relate to many health issues are available here.

MO Dept. of Health Data and Resources links many of the department's popular data sites, such as...

Missouri Information for Community Assessment (MICA) houses many health indicators and allows the user to create his/her own data tables. Many of the indicators are available by conditions or manpower resources.

County Profiles provide predefined tables that are health related for Missouri and counties.

Beyond Missouri

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Assessment (BRFSS) is a comprehensive study that is conducted via the telephone. Information from the survey is used to improve the health of the American people. The results are used in Missouri to: provide data on communicable and chronic disease reduction, one of the indicators for "Healthy and Productive Missourians", a list of priorities for interagency planning and budgeting; identify population groups defined by demographic and other characteristics that are at greater risk of unhealthy behaviors, such as physical inactivity, smoking, consuming lower intake of fruits and vegetables, and not complying with recommended health screening schedules; and to determine the level of health care availability, including preventive health care coverage.

Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System (YRBS) is a survey that provides information on adolescent and youth health behaviors.

National Institutes for Health provides users with information that allows them to become more informed on many health-related issues.

National Center for Health Statistics — in addition to data on vital statistics, this site provides a link to many health surveys and data collection systems.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provides a variety of data and statistics, as well as resources, nationally, state-level and county-level. The most recent data are provided as well as trend data. Resources are available for consumers, providers and researchers.

Youth and Family


Missouri Kids Count Data Book Online — Kids Count Missouri provides annual data on 30 county-level indicators. Kids Count data are available via an interactive website that allows users to create customized tables, view graphs and download data.

Missouri Division of Youth Services Juvenile Court Statistics Reports provide detailed statistical information about Missouri's Juvenile Court System. The data tables include county-level, circuit-level and statewide information.

Center for Family Policy & Research provides research-based information on child and family policies and programs to state and federal policy makers. You can download policy briefs on many topics related to children and families.

Missouri Department of Social Services

Beyond Missouri

Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center DataSpeak offers a series of Web conferences that feature special topics related to Maternal and Child Health (MCH) data, including children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Each event features one or more speakers who are considered experts in their field.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation provides data and analysis on critical issues affecting struggling families and at-risk kids.

National KIDS Count Data — offered by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and is replicated by state and counties, the site introduces a number of key indicators to improve the well-being of the nation's children.

Children, Youth and Family Electronic Clearinghouse is a forum for sharing information and exchanging ideas and maintains a high level of quality, research based information.

Child Trends DataBank is a one-stop-shop for the latest national trends and research on over 70 key indicators of child and youth well-being, with new indicators added each month.

National Center for Children in Poverty identifies and promotes strategies that prevent young child poverty in the United States.

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being is a biennial report to the Nation on the condition of children in America. The site is sponsored by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.

Questions or comments regarding this site? Contact Wayne Mayfield at, Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis, 220 Gentry Hall, Columbia, MO.

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