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SOC 630: Sociology of Education: Data Sites

Introduction to Data Sites for your Sociology of Education Research Paper

The following data sites will be helpful for you Sociology of Education Research Paper, particularly Paper I, where you will need to provide online data for the two schools/educational programs you are researching. 

Hover over the Data Sites tab to locate Kentucky data on the state, district, and school levels

US Department of Education Data

School Discipline Data

Social Explorer Profiles

Enter a zip codecounty, city, or place to view information and visualization of demographic, education, economic, household, and housing information for the area.

US Census Data

The Advanced Search function in U.S. Census data will help you locate city, school district, or zip-code level data, including racial/ethnic demographics, median household income, and % of homeownership.

To do so, open Advanced Search, and select Geography under Browse Filters. You can pull up the Census data by the 5-digit Zip Code, School District, Urban Area, Consolidated City, and other Geographic divisions. Once you selected a Geographic Division by which to search the Census data, please make sure to hit a search button on the bottom of the screen. Scroll down to the Pages section or click on the Pages tab on the top of the search results—open U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts to view the demographic information for your geographic area.