Demographic / Psychographic Resources
US Census https://data.census.gov/cedsci/
- US Census Quickfacts http://www.census.gov/quickfacts
- American FactFinder https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
- Note: American FactFinder is being retired – no new data as of 1 Jul 2019. It does currently retrain all of its previous data. The new go-to place will be data.census.gov.
Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/
- Employment, consumer price indexes, wages, etc.
- American Time Use Survey https://www.bls.gov/tus/home.htm
Provides information about "the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing."
- Consumer Expenditure Survey https://www.bls.gov/cex/
Provides data on expenditures, income, and demographic characteristics of consumers in the United States.
Kids Count Data Center https://datacenter.kidscount.org/
Minnesota Demographics https://mn.gov/admin/demography/
- Income & poverty https://mn.gov/admin/demography/data-by-topic/income-poverty/
- Other tabs include age, race, economy, health, labor force and more.
Minnesota Government websites (city, county, etc.) https://mn.gov/portal/government/local/
- StateMaster.com/Minnesota http://www.statemaster.com/state/MN-minnesota
Minnesota Government websites (city, county, etc.)
- Links to city, township & county local government websites
- Explore Minnesota https://www.exploreminnesota.com/index.aspx
- Roadside America.com/Minnesota https://www.roadsideamerica.com/location/mn
- For the more odd ball tourism sites
Minnesota Chambers of Commerce (list)
- Hyperlinked list to city/area/county chambers of commerce.
- Minnesota Employment & Economic Development: Occupations in Demand https://mn.gov/deed/data/data-tools/oid/
- Interactive tool
- Senior Job Bank: Minnesota http://www.seniorjobbank.org/database/Minnesota/Minnesota.html
- USWage.com : top 200 popular jobs in Minnesota https://www.usawage.com/popular/jobs-state-minnesota.php
- Also has grouping by regional section
Websites with lists or information on Minnesota lifestyles
- 22 Things You Need To Know About Minnesota Before You Move There https://www.movoto.com/guide/mn/moving-to-minnesota/
- BringMeTheNews.com/Minnesota Lifestyle https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-lifestyle
- MPRNews/Minnesota LifeStyle https://www.mprnews.org/lifestyle
Climate of Minnesota
Mortality / Death Rates / Life Tables
Atlas of US Mortality https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/other/atlas/atlas.htm
National Center for Health Statistics
- Deaths & Mortality https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm
- Mortality data https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fnchs%2Fdeaths.htm
- Suicide rates, trends by race & ethnicity, leading causes, etc.
Social Security Death Index https://www.deathindexes.com/ssdi.html
The SSDI contains more than 80 million records of death benefits beneficiaries. Information in each record includes the following information: first and last name and middle initial of the deceased; dates of birth and death; Social Security number and last residence of the decease.
Burial / Cremation Rates
Cremation Statistics https://www.cremationassociation.org/page/IndustryStatistics
- Minnesota cremation rate https://www.cremationassociation.org/page/IndustryStatMN/Industry-Statistical-Information---Minnesota.htm
National Funeral Directors Association/ Statistics http://www.nfda.org/news/statistics
- Includes funeral costs and rates of burial/cremation
- NFDA members can download the 2019 NFDA Cremation and Burial Report: Research, Statistics and Projections (http://www.nfda.org/resources/business-technical/cremation/cremation-exclusive-member-resources)
Marketing / Industry Resources
Marketing / Advertising / Industry Information
- How to design a logo [step by step guide] https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/how-to-design-logo
- Note: very nice step by step. Does include a download link for templates that requires registration.
- How to design a logo https://designshack.net/how-to-design-a-logo/
- Very detailed, but easy to understand about the process of designing a logo and what goes into it.
- Review site for free logo makers. https://www.templatemonster.com/blog/best-free-logo-maker-services/ : best free logo makers 2019
- Review site for free logo makers. https://www.oberlo.com/blog/online-logo-maker-free top 20 2019
The Ultimate List of marketing statistics for 2019 https://www.hubspot.com/marketing-statistics
126 Amazing Social Media Statistics and Facts https://www.brandwatch.com/blog/amazing-social-media-statistics-and-facts/
Historical funeral pricing http://www.in2013dollars.com/Funeral-expenses/price-inflation/1990
Article databases (for marketing/business)
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