Indiana Resources

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Indiana State Home Page

Indiana State government links: Executive and legislative agencies for Indiana.

Government Agencies

Indiana Child Support Bureau

Indiana Department of Education

Indiana Department of Health

Indiana Department of Labor

Indiana Department of Workforce Development: Includes Indiana state workforce policies and programs.

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Indiana State Information Center: Central point of contact for businesses and the public looking for information about all aspects of Indiana government. The center can direct questions and requests for printed materials to appropriate agencies.

Indiana State Library

Association of Indiana Counties

State Legislative Links

Indiana State Legislature

Indiana State Constitution

Indiana Register, Statutes, legislation, session laws, Administrative Code

Census Bureau

State and County Quickfacts for Indiana: Offers tables or maps of such information for states and counties only.

Data Centers for Indiana: Joint projects of the Census Bureau and particular states, make state data available to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments. Links to existing centers with a Web presence appear below, under each state.

Poverty by census tracts in Indiana; tracts with 20 percent or more poverty

American Community Survey for Indiana: Provides socioeconomic data for a range of years for selected states, counties, and other jurisdictions. The plan is to extend the ACS to all U.S. states.

Census 2000 Data for Indiana

Indiana Population Estimates by Sex and Age (.pdf file)

Indiana Population Estimates by Sex, Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin (.pdf file)

Other Sources of Data and Statistics

CIESIN Demographic Data Cartogram Service (DDCarto): Provided by Columbia University, includes information on Indiana.

Indiana Demographic and Employment Statistics: The Indiana Department of Workforce Development publishes demographic and employment statistics for counties, MSAs, and regions.

StatsIndiana: For sources of Indiana demographic, economic, health, and social statistics, consult the University of Indiana's Kelley School of Business Web page, StatsIndiana.

Indiana Social Assistance Data: The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration publish TANF and other social assistance data for counties.

Indiana Statistical Abstract: Indiana publishes a statistical abstract every year or few years. The Census Bureau publishes a guide to the most recent editions.

Regional Capacity Analysis Program (ReCAP): Program at Iowa State University, which "collects, analyzes, interprets, and disseminates information on social, economic, and demographic trends," is a well-organized site containing county-level data for states in the Midwestern region; information is most complete for Iowa but a selection of Census information for other Midwestern states, such as Indiana, is also easily accessible through this site.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Library: For sources of Indiana demographic, economic, health, and social statistics, consult the University of Indiana's Library summary page.

Indiana Vital Statistics and Health Data: The Indiana State Department of Health publishes state vital statistics and health data by county.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service: Indiana

Indiana WIC Program

Indiana Free and Reduced School Lunches

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Facts: Provides health statistics on programs such as Medicaid.

Indiana Demographic, Economic, and Academic Test Score Statistics: The Indiana Department of Education publishes demographic, economic, and academic test score statistics for individual schools and school districts.

Indiana School District Demographics: This links to the main page for the maps. Select "Indiana" and proceed. Provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Indiana School Performance Reports (or an alternative site)

Annie E. Casey Foundation Kidscount CLIKS database: Provides county, city, and community level indicators of children's well-being in Indiana. The site allows users to create specific tables and graphs in many combinations and comparative formats; data were assembled through the national Kidscount Network, and the availability of particular indicators varies among states.

National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center: Provides demographic information about the children, families and child care in Indiana, as well as contact information for different state agencies involved in child care. The profiles also contain links to additional state and national resources.

Nongovernment Agencies

Six Strategies for Family Economic Self-Sufficiency

University Research Centers and Institutes

Applied Research and Education Center: The Applied Research and Education Center at the University of Indiana Southeast conducts research at the request of communities and neighborhoods.

Center for Families: The Center for Families at Purdue University seeks to improve the quality of life for Indiana families.

Center for Survey Research: Social science research facility at Indiana University that focuses on academic, social science, and public policy research.

Center for Urban Policy and the Environment: This research organization at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis provides policy analysis, program evaluation, and planning work for a wide variety of policy issues in the central Indiana area.

Community Research Institute: The Community Research Institute at the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne provides research and analytical support for northeast Indiana in areas such as socioeconomic data, public policy.

Institute for Family and Social Policy: The Institute for Family and Social Policy at Indiana University examines the impacts of welfare reforms, the adequacy of child support guidelines, community responses to the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families legislation, and AIDS education for incarcerated youth. The Institute serves as the National Child Support Enforcement Research Clearinghouse.

Karl K. Schuessler Institute of Social Research: Located at Indiana University – Bloomington, the sociology institute is home to several research centers and projects.

Public Opinion Laboratory: The Public Opinion Laboratory is an interdisciplinary survey research center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.


Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Indianapolis Star

South Bend Tribune Politics and policy news for Indiana. Search on state name.


Promising Practices Catalog: The database contains human services initiatives for Indiana


State Policy Documentation Project