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New York City Data and Statistics

This Guide describes the CSI Library's resources and services that are relevant for New York City Data.

Difference between data and statistics

What is the difference between Data and Statistics?

Data is the raw information from which statistics are created. Statistics provide an interpretation and summary of data. Statistics are the results of data analysis.


  • Statistical tables, charts, and graphs
  • Reported numbers and percentages in an article


  • Datasets
  • Machine-readable data files, data files for statistical software programs

Data can be interpreted using statistical procedures to answer “why” or “how.” Data is used to create new information and knowledge.

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What types of data are included in the U.S. Census?

What data is included in

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What other Surveys are included in


A survey is a method of collecting and analyzing social, economic, and geographic data. It provides information about the conditions of the United States, states, and counties.

Demographic Surveys

Economic Surveys

Other Surveys. The Census Bureau collects information in many other surveys and provides the data to the survey sponsor for release. These sponsors include:

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