Representative Government Documents Statistical Reference Questions

December 4, 2008

“I need to find the unemployment rate by state for each election year going back 40 years ago.”

“I am looking for 5 year time range of addresses of section 8 (Public) housing in the city of Champaign” (for use in a GIS project).

Email – “I am trying to find a 1970 Census Tract Map of Champaign-Urbana.”

Phone call/email – “I am doing demographic profiling.  I need current data on the number of immigrants in the United States and I need help with projections.  I need 3, 5, and 10 years out.  What is the difference between 1990 and 2000 censuses regarding household vs. family?”
Long distance phone call – “I am doing a paper for a class assignment.  I need the most recent census data on the number of Chinese in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  Also, I need data on the number of stay-at-home-moms in Arlington Heights?”

In person – “I am looking for world literacy rates for individual countries for the past 20 years.”

Phone request for help with a Reference Question from the Urbana Free Library –“We have a patron looking for the total popular vote for presidential elections (back to 1789).”

Phone call – “I would like to get the FY 2008 expenditures & revenues, annual attendance figures, and number of FT & PT employees for 5 Illinois State Parks and 19 Illinois Historic Sites.”
“I am looking for statistics on child maltreatment.”
“I’m trying to find literacy rates and educational levels of male and female inmates in Illinois prisons.”  

“I need the rates of Internet connections by country.”

IRS data county by county on who paid taxes (migration per 10 years) for the states of Michigan, Illinois and Louisiana.     

I need statistics on childhood diseases.

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