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Easy Access to Better Community Data

Center for Community Partnerships Publications (Reports, Studies, Working Papers)

General Demographics Criminal Justice Education Health Other Topics

Other Resources (Local Governments, Grants, Sample Resources from Other Communities)

To search this page for a particular topic, use your browser's Find function [Ctrl F].

Initial focus for county coverage is Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.

About the data categories (metadata)

General Demographics
Resource County Geographic Levels Demographics Topics Dates
American FactFinder provides U.S. Census Bureau data.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

All U.S. county, city, place, census tract, block group age, gender, race/ethnicity, ancestry, income/poverty, marital status, family relationships, education, ability to speak English. etc. school enrollment, labor force, commuting to work, occupations & industries, housing characteristics 1990


Geolytics CD-ROMs at UCF Library provide U.S. Census data, plus time series from other sources. CensusCD1990+Maps, CensusCD1990/Blocks, CensusCD1980, CensusCD1970, Neighborhood Change Database 1970-2000 Tract Data.

To access, user must physically go to the UCF Library. No remote access.
Descriptions of the data are available at

All U.S. county, city, place, census tract, block group, block age, gender, race/ethnicity, ancestry, income/poverty, marital status, family relationships, education, ability to speak English, etc. school enrollment, labor force, commuting to work, occupations & industries, housing characteristics 1970-2000
Criminal Justice
Resource County Geographic Levels Demographics Topics Dates
Florida Statistical Analysis Center

Source: Fla Dept of Law Enforcement

All FL county, city offenses, domestic violence, stolen property value, arrests, etc. 1996-2006
Resource County Geographic Levels Demographics Topics Dates
Education Publications & Statistics

Source: Fla Dept of Education

All FL county, individual schools various
Florida School Indicators Report provides data on public elementary, middle, and high schools for each of Florida's 67 school districts.

Source: Fla Dept of Education

All FL county, individual schools attendance data, disabilities, free/reduced price lunch, gifted, limited English proficiency, performance on standardized tests, class size, dropout & graduation rates, finances, incidents of crime & violence, stability, suspensions, etc. 1997-2005
School Advisory Council Reports provide details for individual public schools by race and gender of students.

Source: Fla Dept of Education

All FL individual schools race/ethnicity & gender of students attendance data, free/reduced price lunch, performance on standardized tests, dropout & graduation rates, readiness to start school, teacher degree level, reported incidents of unlawful acts on school grounds or transportation, enrollment data, etc. 1999-2002
Resource County Geographic Levels Demographics Topics Dates
Health Statistics

Source: Fla Dept of Health

All FL county age, race (white, nonwhite, hispanic) births, deaths, disease morbidity, mortality, marriages, divorces, population, terminations of pregnancy, & other key community health indicators 1961-2005
Hospital Data Reports

Source: Health Council of East Central Florida

Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Seminole county, individual hospitals beds, admissions, patient days, occupancy, A.L.O.S., average DC, # bassinets, live births, deliveries, ICU, CCU, acute care units, obstetrics, pediatrics, burn units, neonatal, psychiatric, substance abuse, intensive residential treatment, transplants, cardiac, angioplasty, surgical procedures, emergency rooms, linear accelerator, superficial, HDR, brachytherapy, fixed & mobile CT scanners, fixed & mobile MRI, fixed & mobile lithotripter, dialysis, mammogram, prostatic ultrasound CS, YAG laser, endoscopies, bronchoscopies, cystoscopies, 2005-
Nursing Facility Data Reports provide skilled nursing utilization data

Source: Health Council of East Central Florida

Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Seminole county, individual nursing homes licensed beds, Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, veterans, insurance, Champus, hospice, admissions, patient days, occupancy 2005-
Florida Cancer Data System (FCDS) is Florida's statewide, population-based cancer registry. FCDS has been collecting incidence data since 1981. All FL county cancer, melanoma, Hodgkin's Disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, lymphocytic, granulocytic, monocytic, myeloma, aleukemic, subleukemic 1989-
Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care All FL
Other Topics
Resource County Geographic Levels Demographics Topics Dates
Central Florida GIS

Source: East Central Florida Regional Planning Council

Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia county, city aerial photography and elevation, environmental data, existing land use, future land use and zoning, jurisdictional boundaries, parcels, property ownership, easements, and rights-of-way, the Public Land Survey System, road network and addresses, traffic data
City of Orlando GIS Orange city fire stations, neighborhoods, voting precincts, city districts, aerial photographs
County Profiles

Source: Enterprise Florida

All FL county geography, migration, per capita income, education, labor force, transportation, media, climate, existing employment, state & local taxation, financial institutions, population, employment by industry, commercial/industrial services, quality of life
Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL) is a mechanism for distributing satellite imagery, aerial photographs and spatial (GIS) data throughout the state of Florida. The data is organized by county, or other regulatory boundaries, and is also distributed on CD-ROMs.

Source: GeoPlan Center, Univ of Fla

All FL county aerial photos, agricultural census data, archeological & historic, biodiversity hotspots, coastal ecology, radon potential, etc.
Florida Price Level Index (FPLI) was established by the Legislature as the basis for the District Cost Differential in the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) formula for distribution of funds to local school districts. The purpose of the FPLI is to measure the differences from county to county in the cost of purchasing a specific market basket of goods and services, at a particular point in time. Price level indices generally measure one of two things: inflation or relative price levels. The FPLI measures relative price levels across counties at a particular point in time; it is a cross-sectional index. Unlike the Consumer Price Index, it does not measure inflation from year to year.

Source: Fla Dept of Education

All FL county current year
Florida Research & Economic Database (FRED) provides labor market information, economic, & demographic data for the state.

Source: Fla Agency for Workforce Innovation

All FL county, MSA, state, occupational employment statistical regions, planning regions, workforce development regions race & gender labor force employment & unemployment, unemployment insurance claimants, education/training completers, US Census commuting patterns, job openings & applicants, mass layoffs, population projections, occupations by race & gender
Florida Statistical Sources provides links to various resources about Florida.

Source: Univ of Fla Library, Government Documents Dept

All FL county accidents, agriculture, budget/financial reports, crime/criminal justice, economy, education, elections/voting, elderly, employment/unemployment, environment, gambling, health, labor, natural resources, population, recreation/tourism, social, taxes, trade/international, transportation, utilities, waste management
Kids Count

Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation

All US county, MSA, congressional district, state Income and poverty, Parental employment, Education, Language, Disability, Neighborhood characteristics, Age and Sex, Race, Hispanic Origin Status, Living arrangements 2000
Legacy 2002 Indicators Report presents an array of indicators that reveal the status of critical environmental, economic, social, and individual systems.

Source: Healthy Community Initiative of Greater Orlando

Orange county NATURE: lake quality, land use, air quality, toxic releases, solid waste & recycling, energy, protected open space, water quantity.
ECONOMY: economic diversity, income distribution, home-ownership affordability, rental affordability, traffic sustainability, economic stress.
SOCIETY: voting, education system / student-teacher ratio, community stability.
WELL-BEING: infant health, learning, drug arrests.
Orange County Government provides various online maps. Orange ZIP, traffic analysis zones County Commission districts, existing land use, future land use, municipality jurisdiction, park & school locations, sheriff zones, traffic analysis zones, ZIP codes, and zoning
Orange County Interactive Mapping

Source: Orange County Government

Orange POLITICAL: county commission districts, City of Orlando commission districts, school board districts, county voting precincts, municipal voting precincts, ZIP code, cities, annexations.
EMERGENCY SERVICES: fire stations, sheriff zones, law enforcement offices.
POPULATION: 1990 & 2000 census blocks & census tracts.
POINTS OF INTEREST: schools, libraries, City of Orlando neighborhoods, county agencies, Head Start centers, City of Orlando recreation complexes, parks, boat ramps, other.
TRANSPORTATION: streets, major streets, railroads.
WATER: named & unnamed lakes & canals.
LAND USE: existing land use 1997, City of Orlando future land use, county future land use, county real estate, parcel, sections, township range borders.
ZONING: county zoning, City of Orlando zoning.
UTILITIES: water service provider, wastewater service provider, county existing service.
Seminole County Government provides various online maps, as well as the some maps for downloading. Seminole Township/Range/Section/Parcel, FEMA Quadrangles, Soil Quadrangles, Contour Quadrangles
St. Johns Water Management District provides various online maps Brevard, Seminole, part of Orange, part of Osceola, and all or part of 15 other FL counties water, recreation, hunting areas, land acquisition, etc.

Other Resources

UCF Library Resources

Sample Resources From Other Communities and States

  • Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI) provides a report wherein trends in the local quality of life are tracked through 82 measurable indicators.

  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) (restricted access to data) provides access to the world's largest archive of computerized social science data, including Census enumerations; community & urban studies; health care & facilities; social indicators; social institutions & behavior; etc. Located within the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, ICPSR is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization serving member colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. NOTE: Since UCF is an ICPSR member, most of the data sets are directly available for use by all students, faculty, and staff when retrieved via the UCF campus computer network.

  • Counting California provides access to actual raw data compiled by federal, state, and local agencies, and also allows users to collate and integrate data by topic, geography, title, and provider.

  • Colorado by the Numbers includes data from state agencies which has been converted to electronic format and edited versions of federal publications that are available on the Internet and/or as CD-ROM products.

  • Inside Idaho provides a digital geospatial and numeric data library for the state of Idaho as a cooperative effort between the University of Idaho and many Federal and state agencies as well as local communities.

  • Historical Census for Baltimore City provides Baltimore, Maryland data for 1970 census tracts and 1990 neighborhoods.

  • Minnesota Milestones enables the user to: access school district and county data; compare data within a region or across the state; create maps showing county comparisons; download data sets; search for data by geographic area, subject or indicator with the custom report function.

Return to the homepage of the Access to Better Community Data project.

Prepared by: Rich Gause, UCF Government Documents Librarian
For additional information about the project, data resources, etc., please e-mail the ABCD Project.
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