Statistics 

Wisconsin

Many of the statistical sources listed in other categories will also have WI information within them. Happy hunting!

WisStat
An interactive database with Wisconsin specific demographic, economic, and agricultural data. Has links to more sources of WI data.
http://www.wisstat.wisc.edu/

Wisconsin Blue Book (current)
Searchable. PDF version Chapter 8 has statistical information.
http://www.legis.state.wi.us/lrb/bb/

Wisconsin Blue Books 1853-2004
Search or browse full text of all WI Blue Books.
http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/WI/subcollections/WIBlueBksAbout.shtml

WisKids Count State and County Data
County by county status of children in WI from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Earlier (1994-) book editions may be available for loan. http://www.wccf.org/kidcount_data.php

2001 National Survey of Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife-Associated Recreation: Wisconsin
Other states and earlier census data are available at http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/fishing.html. http://www.census.gov/prod/2003pubs/01fhw/fhw01-wi.pdf

2006 Wisconsin Energy Statistics
From WI Division of Energy, DOA.
http://www.doa.state.wi.us/docs_view2.asp?docid=4398

Agricultural and Applied Economics Staff Paper Series
An outlet for miscellaneous research, extension, and instruction reports with topics varying from Economic Impact of Chronic Wasting Disease to Milk and Timber prices to Economic Impact of Youth Hockey Tournaments.
http://www.aae.wisc.edu/pubs/sps/

Center on Wisconsin Strategy
Includes reports on State of Working Wisconsin 2004, Snapshot of Federal Funding to Wisconsin (2002) , Wisconsin Job Watch, and more.
http://www.cows.org/

County Economic Profiles, WI
From UWEX Center for Community Economic Development. http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cced/CountyEconomicProfile.htm

Institute for Research on Poverty Special Reports (UW-Madison)
Many WI reports on welfare statistics, food insecurity, gambling, etc. http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/specreports.htm

State of Adolescent Health in Wisconsin
In-depth look at certain risky behaviors among adolescents, explores the health-related issues of Wisconsin's youth, and identifies populations with specific needs or problems. http://www.mcw.edu/peds/mahp/adolhlth.pdf OR http://www.mcw.edu/peds/mahp/adolhlth.doc

State of Wisconsin Dept. of Administration Demographic Services Center
Basically refers you to WisStat.
http://www.doa.state.wi.us/pagesubtext_detail.asp?
linksubcatid=353&linkcatid=11

State of Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction Statistical Information Center
Basic Facts, School Performance reports and more. http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/dltcl/lbstat/statpg.html

State of Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau
See Site Map to find reports by year or by subject.
http://www.legis.state.wi.us/lab/SiteMap
.htm

UW-Madison Applied Population Laboratory (APL)
Recent projects include Wisconsin Food Security Project, Wisconsin's Hmong Popluation, and Wisconsin's Racial and Ethnic Diversity. APL will also find data for you in a reasonable format for a fee. http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/poplab/

UW-Madison Program on Agricultural Technology Studies: Data
Data and graphics organized by topics: Farm and tech trends, Dairy industry, and Farmers Views.
http://www.pats.wisc.edu/data.htm

UW System Market Research
Includes WI fastest growing occupations and Census 2000 WI County profiles.
http://www.uwsa.edu/budplan/market/

Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics Service
Includes 1974-2006 data by state and county, 2002 WI Census of Agriculture, WI green industry, and WI land sales.
http://www.nass.usda.gov/wi/

Wisconsin County Agricultural Trend Data
Data can be downloaded into Excel. From UW-Madison Program on Agricultural Technology Studies.
http://www.pats.wisc.edu/ftrends.htm

Wisconsin Crop and Livestock Reporter
1924-1963 digitized reports.

Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction: Statistics and Reports
Education statistics.
http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/stats.html

Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development: Office of Economic Advisors
Labor market information available for counties, workforce development areas, and metropolitan statistical areas. employment and unemployment data. http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/oea/

Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development: Research and Statistics
Wisconsin Works (W-2) and Related Programs Data. http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/dws/rsdata/default.htm

Wisconsin.gov - Facts about Wisconsin
Links to Health Care, Labor, Economic Indicators, Business, Population Estimates, Ethnic Diversity statistics and more.
http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/core/wisconsin_facts.html

Wisconsin Health Statistics
From Dept. of Health and Family Services. http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/stats/index.htm

Wisconsin MapStats
Links to demographic, business, crime, energy and environment statistics for WI from FedStats. http://www.fedstats.gov/mapstats/more.data/55000.html

Wisconsin Realtors Association Quality of Life Surveys
Surveys of WI residents on topics mood, education, homeownership, taxes, economy, healthcare, public services, and future.
http://www.qualityoflife.wra.org/index.htm

Wisconsin Works W-2 Program: An Evaluation April 2001
PDF report with many statistical tables.
http://www.legis.state.wi.us/lab/Reports/01-7full.pdf

Using Labor Market Information to Understand Your Local Economy: A Wisconsin Cookbook
July 2004, 47 page pdf Extension publication.

General

UW-Madison College Library Undergraduate Research Guide: Statistics
Describes sources of statistics from books in their collection and web sites on a variety of topics.
http://college.library.wisc.edu/resources/subject_guides/stats.htm

American Fact Finder
Easy way to find Census 2000 information from the US Census Bureau. "Your source for population, housing, economic and geographic data."
http://factfinder.census.gov/

FedStats: gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies
Access official statistics collected and published by more than 100 Federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them. http://www.fedstats.gov/

Government Documents in the News
Identifies issues about government making news headlines and web sources with additional information. Some of them have statistics, eg. congressional redistricting. From University of Michigan Documents Center.
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/docnews.html

Historical United States Census Data Browser
"The data presented here describe the people and the economy of the US for each state and county from 1790 to 1960." Must choose a category and get results before limiting by state and county.
http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/histcensus/

NationMaster.com
Compares country statistics with lots of charts and graphs.
http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php

StateMaster.com
Allows you to research and compare data by states with lots of graphs and visuals. Gives good definitions and source of data. Includes profiles by state, including where WI ranks at the top and bottom.
http://www.statemaster.com/index.php

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Has U.S Statistics in Brief, Frequently Requested Tables as text or spreadsheets, State Rankings and State Profiles.
http://www.census.gov/statab/www/

University of Michigan Documents Center: Statistical Resources on the Web
Statistic sources arranged by topic such as Demographics, Economics, Environment, Health, Housing, Labor, Sociology and more.
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stats.html

U.S. Census Resources on the Web
Has questions to ask when using census data, describes most useful census sources including USA Counties, gives cautions and tips for using these sites. From University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Library.
http://www.library.wisc.edu/guides/govdocs/census/intro.htm

ZIP code Statistics from the U.S. Census
How to find 1990 and 2000 census statistics on people, households, personal income, labor force, housing and businesses by ZIP code with links to get the data.

Agriculture

Agricultural Statistics
Annotated list of international, national, and state and regional ag statistics. From Steenbock Library, UW-Madison.
http:/steenbock.library.wisc.edu/subjectguide/ag-statistics

Agricultural Statistics Database
"NASS publishes U.S., State, and County level agricultural statistics for many commodities and data series. Quick Stats offers the ability to query by commodity, state(s) and year(s). The query dataset can be downloaded for easy use in your database or spreadsheet."
http://www.usda.gov/nass/search.htm

Status of Wisconsin Agriculture
Current WI farm financial conditions, situation and outlook for farm products for 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2001.
http://www.aae.wisc.edu/pubs/status/

Understanding Dairy Markets: Your Source for Market Information and Price Risk Principles
UW-Madison site on dairy related data and recent situation and outlook reports.

Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics Service
ncludes 1974-2006 data by state and county, 2002 WI Census of Agriculture, WI green industry, and WI land sales.
http://www.nass.usda.gov/wi/

Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics Publications
County estimates on most commodities, crop weather, crops, livestock, dairy, vegetables and more.
http://www.nass.usda.gov/wi/rlsetoc.htm

Wisconsin County Agricultural Trend Data
From Program on Agricultural Technology Studies.
http://www.pats.wisc.edu/ftrends.htm

Wisconsin Crop and Livestock Reporter
1924-1963 digitized reports.

Aging and Caregivers

AgingStats.gov
Central collection of Aging-Related Statistics from various federal agencies. http://www.agingstats.gov/

Family Caregiver Alliance
Has Caregiver Statistics, research, fact sheets and more.
http://www.caregiver.org/

Family Trends: Long-Term Care and Elderly
Links to national and state statistics and policy reports from the Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars.
http://www.uwex.edu/ces/familyimpact/trends.htm#catagory13

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Census Data by County (WI)
Fact sheets by county from UWEX Cooperative Extension. Includes data on Grandparents as Caregivers, Living Arrangements of Grandchildren, and Grandparents as Caregivers with Length of Responsible Time.
http://www.uwex.edu/ces/flp/grgp/map/grgcensusmap.html

Children / Youth

2005 Kids Count (WI)
County by county status of children in WI from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Previous online editions. Earlier (1994-) book editions may be available for loan.

KIDS COUNT 2005
"An easy-to-use, powerful online database that allows you to generate custom graphs, maps, ranked lists, and state-by-state profiles. You can also download the entire KIDS COUNT data set as delimited text files."
http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/sld/databook.jsp

2005 State Fact Sheets
Conditions of children using indicators of child protection, health, child care, education, violence, and income support. Other Years From the Child Welfare League of America. http://www.cwla.org/advocacy/statefactsheets/
statefactsheets05.htm

America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2005
First section "describes the context in which children live (such as changes in children’s family settings and living arrangements). The four sections that follow—economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education—highlight improvements in children’s well-being as well as areas where there has been less progress.." http://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/

CDC's Healthy Youth: Adolescent and School Health
Includes national and state YRBSS – Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System data on risks such as "tobacco use, drug use, unhealthy diets, and accident-related behaviors like not wearing bike helmets and carrying guns."
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash/index.htm

Child Abuse: Statistics, Research, and Resources
Site by Jim Hopper, Ph.D., clinical psychologist at Boston University School of Medicine. http://www.jimhopper.com/abstats/

Child Health USA
2004-1999 Health Resources and Services Administration's annual reports of "secondary data for 59 health status indicators, and provides both graphical and textual summaries of data and addresses long-term trends." Chapters include: population characteristics; health status of infants, children, and adolescents; health services utilization; state-specific data; city data; and MCH measures and goals.
http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/mchirc/chusa/

Child Nutrition Tables, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
National and state level statistics on school lunch, school breakfast, special milk, child and adult care food, and summer food service programs.
http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/cnpmain.htm

Children's Defense Fund: Data
National and state data including youth joblessness, and key facts. http://www.childrensdefense.org/data/default.aspx

ChildStats.gov
"Official web site of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics." http://www.childstats.gov

Expenditures on Children by Families
PDF files of 1995-2004 USDA reports on child-rearing expenses from birth to 17. http://www.usda.gov/cnpp/using2.html

Family Trends
Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars links to data on topics such as Adoption and Foster Care, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Support, Children with Disabilities, Early Childhood Care and Education, Teenage Pregnancy, and Violence/Juvenile Crime. http://www.uwex.edu/ces/familyimpact/trends.htm

National Center for Children in Poverty
Child Poverty Facts and State and Local Info links have statistical information. http://www.nccp.org/

National Fact Sheet 2005: Child Abuse and Neglect Facts at-a-Glance
From the Child Welfare League of America. Near bottom are links to previous years fact sheets.
http://www.cwla.org/advocacy/nationalfactsheet05.htm

National Survey of America's Families
"Acomprehensive look at the well-being of adults and children and reveals sometimes striking differences among the 13 states studied in depth (inlcuding WI). The survey provides quantitative measures of the quality of life in America. It pays particular attention to low-income families." Snapshot of American Families summarizes data, must register (free) to get full data. http://www.urban.org/Content/Research/NewFederalism/
NSAF/Overview/NSAFOverview.htm

Study of American Families, 1994
"The 1994 Study of American Families (SAF), conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a telephone survey of randomly selected siblings of respondents to the 1994 General Social Survey (GSS). Because the SAF replicated nearly all GSS items (and added many more), researchers can combine the GSS and SAF data to study patterns of sibling resemblance in socioeconomic, attitudinal, family, cognitive ability, and other outcomes. " http://dpls.dacc.wisc.edu/Saf/

Consumer Spending

Family Economic Security: Consumer Spending Research
http://steenbock.library.wisc.edu/extension/family-economic-
security/consumer-spending-research.html

Demographics and Housing

Family Trends: Demographics and Housing
Links to national and state statistics and reports from The Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars.

National Low Income Housing Coalition
Has publication Out of Reach 2004 on lack of affordable rental housing and other publications with statistics in the reports. Other Resources/Links takes you to their Internet Links for Housers including an extensive list of sources of data.
http://www.nlihc.org/index.html

Wisconsin Realtors Association: Consumer Resources: Housing Statistics for Wisconsin
Find out the number of home sales and the median price of a home by county.
http://www.wra.org/consumer_resources/about_wisconsin/
housingstats.asp

State of Wisconsin Dept. of Administration Demographic Services Center
Basically refers you to WisStat.
http://www.doa.state.wi.us/pagesubtext_detail.asp? linksubcatid
=353&linkcatid=11

US Census Bureau Housing and Household Economic Statistics http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/

Statistical Resources on the Web: Demographics and Housing (Univ. of Michigan Documents Center)
Starts with Comprehensive Sources, and has more sources listed by topics such as Homeless, Housing, Mortgages, Poverty, Race/Ethnicity, Wealth, and more. http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stdemog.html

UW-Madison Applied Population Laboratory (APL)
Recent projects include Wisconsin's Hispanic or Latino Population, and Approximating Geographic Patterns of Residential Development During the Past Half Century and Forecasting Future Trends: Are Wisconsin's North Woods Disappearing? APL will find data for you in a reasonable format for a fee.
http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/poplab/

Education

WI DPI Statistical Data and Reports
Links to statistics on public enrollment, private enrollment, program information, school performance, school staff and salary data, and more.
http://dpi.wi.gov/lbstat/statpg.html

Wisconsin School Readiness Indicator Initiative: The Status of School Readiness Indicators in WI.
http://www.wccf.org/pdf/WSRII.pdf
p. 22-45 gives their sources of data for each indicator, some online.

WisKids Count 2003
County by county status of children in WI from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. By county, includes school readiness, school attendance, and % taking ACT. http://www.wccf.org/projects/wiskids/2003/2003wiskids.htm
2004 Special Reports and earlier KidsCount editions. Earlier (1994-) book editions may be available for loan.

Education Statistics Links
UW-Madison's CIMC links to sources for education statistics. http://cimc.education.wisc.edu/ed_info/
professional_guides/statistics.html

Projections of High School Graduates by State, Income, and Race/Ethnicity, 1988-2018
By state, including WI, from Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).
http://wiche.edu/policy/Knocking/1988-2018/profiles.htm

Families, Marriage, Divorce and Parenting

Family Trends: Marriage, Divorce and Living Arrangements (Family Structure) , Parental Employment, and Parenting. National and state statistics and reports links from the Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars.
http://www.uwex.edu/ces/familyimpact/trends.htm

Food and Nutrition

Wisconsin Food Stamps Data
Includes monthly case counts, recipients and benefits by county.
http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/em/rsdata/index.htm

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Program Data
Child Nutrition, Food Distribution, Food Stamp, and WIC national and state statistics. http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/fspmain.htm

America's Second Harvest: Ending Hunger
Learn About Hunger takes you to fact sheets and issue briefs with statistics on hunger.
http://www.secondharvest.org/

Community Nutrition Mapping Project (CNMapp)
Includes information on nutrient intakes, physical activity and body weight, healthy eating patterns and food security by state. From the US Agricultural Resource Community Nutrition Research Group.
http://www.ba.ars.usda.gov/cnrg/services/cnmapfr.html

Family Trends: Food Security
Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars links to national and state statistics and reports on food security, hunger and food stamps. http://www.uwex.edu/ces/familyimpact/trends.htm#catagory09

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Information about the health and diet of people in the U.S.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm

Statistics on Cooperatives
Statistical reports on food cooperatives. From University of Wisconsin's Center for Cooperatives.
http://www.wisc.edu/uwcc/info/i_pages/stat.html

Health

Wisconsin Health Statistics
From Dept. of Health and Family Services.
http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/stats/index.htm

National Center for Health Statistics: Wisconsin Health Facts
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/popup_wi.htm

CDC Wonder
"A single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data." http://wonder.cdc.gov/#aboutWonder

Child Health USA
2004-1999Health Resources and Services Administration's annual reports of "secondary data for 59 health status indicators, and provides both graphical and textual summaries of data and addresses long-term trends."
http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/mchirc/chusa/

Commonwealth Fund
A private foundation that supports independent research on health and social issues. Many of their publications have statistics within them.
http://www.cmwf.org/

Families USA: The Voice for Health Care Consumers
Has publications, many with statistics, on Medicaid, Managed Care, Children's Health, Medicare, and the Uninsured.
http://www.familiesusa.org/site/PageServer

Family Trends: Health and Healthcare
Links to statistics and reports from The Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars.

Health Insurance Data
U.S. Census reports.
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/hlthins.html

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States:2004
August 2005 US Census report P60-229.
http://www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/p60-229.pdf

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Information about the health and diet of people in the U.S.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm

Statistical Resources on the Web: Health (Univ. of Michigan Documents Center)
Annotates many comprehensive subject and topic statistical sources. Topics include Accidents, Disease, Health Insurance, HMOs, Nursing Homes, Risk Behaviors, Substance Abuse, and many more.
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/sthealth.html

Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 2000: Health Care & Social Assistance: Wisconsin
From U.S. Census.
http://www.census.gov/epcd/susb/2000/wi/WI62.HTM