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Statistics: Web Databases & Resources: California

California Demographics

California Economic Statistics

  • California Economic Indicators
    Bimonthly summary of economic trends and data. "Developments in California over the most recent months are reviewed in a brief text, and then summarized in current data tables which show changes over the previous year."
  • California Economic Data
    From the Department of Finance, includes California Statistical Abstract, California Economic Indicators, Economic Report of the Governor, and more.
  • Children Now
    Nonpartisan, independent voice for children, recognized nationally for its policy expertise and up-to-date information on the status of children, produces an annual California Report Card and accompanying County Data Book documenting how economic, health and other conditions affect children's learning and how California children are doing, county by county, in terms of their economic security, health, safety and educational outcomes.

California Crime Statistics

California Crime Data
from the California Dept. of Justice

California Crimes & Clearances
from the California Dept. of Justice

Neighborhood Scout
California crime rates by location

California Offender Information Reports
Data on inmate and parole populations from the Calif. Dept. of Corrections

California Sentencing Institute
Detailed crime & incarceration data for California and its counties

California's Changing Prison Population - Just the Facts
Overview data from the Public Policy Institute of California

Corrections Statistics by State - California
From the National Institute of Corrections

Prison Population Counts
from the Bureau of Justice Statistics 

State-by-State Incarceration Rates by Race/Ethnicity:
Breaking Down Mass Incarceration in the 2010 Census
from the Prison Policy Initiative

California Education Statistics

  • Chancellor's Office Data Mart
    California community college statistics, including: Student Demographics, Student Program Awards, Student Services Programs, Program Retention/Success Rates For Credit Enrollments, Staffing Reports
  • Dataquest
    Demographic data reported by the school district to the California Department of Education, includes location, legislative districts and members, school demographics, student counts, technology, alternative education enrollment, students by ethnic group, limited-English-proficient (LEP) students, certified and classified staff, teaching credentials, teachers by ethnic groups, teachers for LEP students, average class size, and links to STAR test results. Site also links to a glossary explaining the elements in the profile. Site is awkward to navigate. Read the instructions carefully.
  • API: Academic Performance Index
    This Web site contains summary reports and information of the Academic Performance Index (API) for California schools, searchable by county, district, and school. Included are results for California Stanford 9 STAR tests, the Spanish Assessment of Basic Education (SABE/2) test results, score explanations and comparisons, and more. Data is presented in API Reporting Cycles and can be downloaded in DBF or ASCII format. From the California Department of Education, Office of Policy and Evaluation.
  • Children Now
    Nonpartisan, independent voice for children, recognized nationally for its policy expertise and up-to-date information on the status of children, produces an annual California Report Card and accompanying County Data Book documenting how economic, health and other conditions affect children's learning and how California children are doing, county by county, in terms of their economic security, health, safety and educational outcomes.
  • Ed-Data Education Data Partnership
    Fiscal, demographic and performance data on California's K-12 schools.
  • California Public Schools Guide (GreatSchools.net)
    Excellent database for comparing public elementary, middle, or high schools in California. Created by an independent, non-profit organization, GreatSchools database provides standardized test results, school district standards, demographics, and diversity information for each school. Many schools have expanded profiles, which include curriculum; the community and its culture; staffing; school climate and safety, and much more. Links are provided for individual schools' Web sites, too. This site also includes information about choosing schools, the enrollment process, and creating parent-school partnerships.
  • California Department of Education: Data & Statistics
    Links to most state educational data & statistics

California Health Statistics

  • State Health Facts: California
    Latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • Medi-Cal Policy Institute
    An independent and nonpartisan source of information on California's Medicaid program, which provides health care to low income individuals, the elderly, blind, and disabled. Includes several full-text publications on issues such as eligibility, delivery of care, financing and expenditures, and managed care. Participation data for each Medi-Cal program is available for all California counties.
  • EPICenter: California Injury Data Online
    This site provides statistical tables of fatal and hospitalized nonfatal injuries for the state of California and California counties.
  • California Vital Statistics Data Tables
    Statistical and data tables produced by the California Department of Public Health. County-specific tables include statistics on age of birth mother, infant birthweight, and deaths by cause of death (ten leading causes).

California: General Statistical Information

California State Budget Data