Center for Urban Research Data Holdings

The Center for Urban Research

organizes basic research on the critical issues that face New York and other large cities in the U.S. and abroad, collaborates with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other partners to help them understand how to respond to the challenges they face, and informs the media, opinion-shapers, and the public about urban research at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).  Our website provides access to dynamic maps, data sets, and research findings about New York City and other metropolitan centers.

The following list, copied from the Current Data Holdings page, demonstrates the breadth of this data repository:

  • Demographic data
  • Economic data
  • Census geographies
  • Administrative and Political Districts
  • Open spaces
  • Schools and other community facilities
  • Health care facilities
  • Detailed land use data by tax parcel
  • Transportation networks
  • Building structures
  • Subsidized housing

Demographic data

  • the U.S. Census Bureau’s Summary Files (available down to the block level for selected characteristics, and tract level for the full range of Census variables);
  • the latest releases from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey;
  • the Census Bureau’s Public Use Microdata Samples (available down to the “public use microdata area” level – which generally correspond to New York City Community Boards);
  • the New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey through 2005, which is available by sub-borough area (which correspond generally to NYC Community Board boundaries); and
  • the Current Population Survey (at the county/borough level).