Getting an integrated view of up-to-date decision-making information … many key demographic-economic measures are developed by different agencies and organizations. It can be challenging to assemble these data for a holistic, more comprehensive view. Differently sourced data are developed for varying time periods and frequency of update; it can be problematic in bringing together monthly, quarterly and annual data — and have the most up-to-date view possible.
This section is focused on the “APIGateway Integrated Data Profile” (IDP). The IDP is a report providing monthly, quarterly, annual and decennial data by county — any county in the U.S. See the current Mecklenburg, NC IDP. See more general information.
Mecklenburg County, NC (Charlotte NC-SC metro)
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Freshly updated IDPs can be generated for counties of interest using the no-fee, no-cost APIGateway. Follow these simple steps (How to Run Reports) to install the application on your Windows computer; create profiles of interest.
Using API (Application Programming Interface) technologies, the APIGateway fetches data from multi-sourced servers where updated data are stored. There are no large database downloads; no custom application development steps.
The IDP reports are generated in HTML structure and can be easily viewed with a Web browser. The data, and thus the reports, update monthly. Optionally update an IDP in March/monthly, getting new/updated workforce data … establishments, employment, wages by industry sectors and employment/unemployment.
An interesting feature of the report is that it shows the annual demographic-economic data for Census 2000 and Census 2010 as well as the annual American Community Survey data and Census Bureau annual model-based estimates in a side-by-side manner. This longitudinal data view using multiple data sources creates an easy-to-consume, powerful and unique way to gauge patterns and trends. Monthly workforce data provide a valuable, more recent, update.
Related County Demographic-Economic Data Resources
See CountyTrends Web section
The IDP structure is new and continues to evolve. Please send feedback and suggestions that might improve usefulness.