Child Death Review Report (2005-2009)
Confronting Suburban Poverty in America New report from the Brookings Institutions that includes a section on Kern County. Temporarily shelved in the Library’s New Book Collection – Call Number: HV95 .K57 2013
Kern County Network for Children
Publishes the annual Kern County Report Card on Children.
Kern Council of Governments
Provides demographic and housing statistics.
Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Kern County
This is the first report to look specifically at the quality of life for women and girls in Kern County, California. It includes the most current information available from a variety of sources.
Click here for links to websites related to children/families residing in Kern County.
Rand California Statistics
Data covers population, health, education, quality of life, business, environment, etc. Most data are available at the national, state, county, and city levels.
National and Regional Statistics
American FactFinder: Community Facts
Provides access to census data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. Search by state, county city, town, and zip code.
Kids Count Data Center
Includes hundreds of measures of child well-being. For Kern County statistics see Kern County Report Card on Children
General Social Survey
The GSS contains a standard ‘core’ of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. Many of the core questions have remained unchanged since 1972 to facilitate time-trend studies as well as replication of earlier findings. The GSS takes the pulse of America, and is a unique and valuable resource.
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
The study began in 1968 with a nationally representative sample of over 18,000 individuals living in 5,000 families in the United States. Information on these individuals and their descendants has been collected continuously, including data covering employment, income, wealth, expenditures, health, marriage, childbearing, child development, philanthropy, education, and numerous other topics. The PSID is directed by faculty at the University of Michigan, and the data are available on this website without cost to researchers and analysts.
Pew Research Center
Includes statistics and data covering politics, media, social trends, internet, religion, Hispanics, and global issues.
Roper Center Public Opinion Archives
Provides social science data from surveys of public opinion.
U.S. Census Statistics & Data Tools
Provides statistics and data tools related to population, housing, and business & economics. Includes mapping census geographic data based on data found in the MAF/TIGER database.
Urban Institute:Nonpartisan Economic & Social Policy Research
Provides evidence-based research to diagnose social problems and figure out which policies and programs work best, for whom, and how
UNData (United Nations Statistics Division)
Provides statistics and other data resources covering economics, education, crime, population, tourism, trade, etc.