PRB's Expanded DataFinder Website Offers Free, Easy Access to Latest Population and Health Data

Sep 26, 2011, 08:03 ET from Population Reference Bureau

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Population Reference Bureau’s redesigned and expanded DataFinder website now allows users to search hundreds of population and health indicators for thousands of U.S. and international locations.

Users can easily create custom maps, tables, and charts to print, download, and publish without any fees or registration requirements. 

DataFinder now offers a huge easy-to-access U.S. database of indicators from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 Census, American Community Survey, and population estimates. Users can search by region, metro area, state, county, and smaller areas. Population trends, poverty, and income data for cities—for example, Bethesda and Capitol Heights in Maryland —can be compared to levels for their metro area, counties, the state, and nation. 

With DataFinder, users can also examine the share of children who lack health insurance coverage and explore average mortgages, rents, and commutes for a variety of locations.

Users can also browse dozens of indicators for 200 countries in the international database --ranging from population projections to HIV/AIDS prevalence, and including indicators from PRB's 2011 World Population Data Sheet.

DataFinder search results can be downloaded or shared via e-mail or Facebook, for example.

The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.

To view the DataFinder website, visit:  

SOURCE Population Reference Bureau