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Urban Planning & Housing
American Housing Survey
Data on selected housing and demographic characteristics, conducted biennially and dates back to 1973.
American Housing Survey: Housing Affordability Data System (HUD)
Set of data from the 1985+ American Housing Survey that categorizes housing units by income, accounting for adjusted median income, fair market rent, and poverty income.
Building Permits Survey (US Census Bureau)
Data on new housing units authorized by building permits.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Data & statistics provided by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Searchable by mode of transportation; region; and subject.
Current Population Survey (US Census Bureau)
Monthly labor force statistics and questions covering the economic and social-well being of its sample. Other topics include health insurance coverage, volunteerism, and school enrollment in supplemental questions.
Fair Market Rents (HUD)
HUD USER dataset on fair market rents.
FRED (Federal Reserve Bank)
Allows users to download and analyze over 383,000 US and international time series.
Create maps of data found in FRED.
House Price Index
Measures average price changes in repeat sales or refinancings of the same properties. Provides monthly and quarterly reports as well their respective datasets and more.
Housing Affordability (US Census Bureau)
Contains data and reports on housing affordability for families and individuals, collected from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP).
Housing Patterns (US Census Bureau)
Residential housing patterns from the US Census Bureau gathered from the decennial census.
HUD USER Data Sets
Original datasets including the American Housing Survey, HUD median family income limits, and microdata on topics such as multifamily housing stock, the public housing population, and housing discrimination.
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Database
Selective access to HUD's Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Database.
Manufacturing & Construction Statistics (US Census Bureau)
Contains a variety of surveys regarding manufacturing and construction, each of which contain their own reports and historical data.
Minnesota Population Center (IPUMS)
Provides several microdata series related to demographic data. Includes the decennial census, American Community Survey, Current Population Survey, international data, and other MPC projects.
New Residential Sales (US Census Bureau)
National and regional data on single-family homes for sale and sold, as well as information on prices and other statistics.
Panel Study of Income Dynamics
The longest running longitudinal household survey, this study began in 1958 and has collected data from 18,000 individuals within 5,000 families on employment, income, health, marriage, wealth, and more.
Resident Relocation Survey (NORC)
A survey conducted in responses to the Chicago Housing Authority's 2000 Plan for Transformation to gather data on the impact of those who were relocated during this project.
S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices
Data on US residential real estate prices, tracking value changes nationally as well as within 20 metropolitan regions.
Survey of Income and Program Participation (Census Bureau)
The SIPP gathers data on economic well-being, education, health insurance, childcare, family relationships, assets, and more, and measures how these variables change over time.