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Data Planet

How Data Planet supports research

Data Planet simplifies data analysis by providing an all-in-one resource for social science researchers and students to access statistics relevant to their areas of study.

  • Provides powerful functionality with fast access to more than 6 billion U.S. and international datasets from over 75 sources
  • Saves researchers and students valuable time with easy browse and search navigation to locate authoritative, citable statistics
  • Promotes efficient research with the ability to manipulate datasets, compare multiple indicators and sources, chart trends over time, and map data on a single interface
  • Enhances learning by providing context to understand and interpret the data
  • Offers customizable visualizations of the data

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New in 2018!

Data Planet added four additional US Department of Homeland Security databases to the repository.  Already available in the repository is the DHS database on Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Residence (or “green card” recipients) in the United States.

  • Refugees and Asylees provides data on foreign nationals granted asylum or refugee status by the United States. 
  • Naturalizations provides statistics on the number of persons aged 18 years and older who became naturalized United States. 
  • Nonimmigrant Admissions offers statistics on nonimmigrant admissions into the United States.
  • Immigration Enforcement Actions reports on actions taken by the Department of Homeland Security to prevent unlawful entry into the United States and to apprehend and repatriate aliens who have violated or failed to comply with US immigration laws.

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Content and features

  • 52 billion data points
  • 6.2 billion datasets
  • 465+ source databases
  • 75+ data providers
  • Datasets are finable via 37 fields of metadata plus searchable indicator titles and multiple filters
  • Visualize in multiple formats: table, chart, map, or graphs
  • Profile specific industries, geographies, topics, or points in time
  • Generate formatted datasheets with data, dataset descriptions, metadata, and charts, maps, tables, and downloads, and create durable web links or DOIs

16 major subject categories

Agriculture and Food; Banking, Finance, and Insurance; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement; Education; Energy Resources and Industries; Government and Politics; Health and Vital Statistics; Housing and Construction; Industry, Business, and Commerce; International Relations and Trade; Labor and Employment; Military and Defense; Natural Resources and Environment; Population and Income; Prices, Consumption, and Cost of Living; Transportation and Traffic

Premium modules

Data Planet also offers eight premium modules, which are subscribed to as add-ons to the basic resource.

Existing premium modules:

  • China Data Center national and subnational datasets provide yearly historical indicators of social and economic characteristics of the People’s Republic of China and its provinces, cities, counties, and districts.
  • Easy Analytic Software Inc. (EASI) offers model-based indicators of demographic characteristics and spending and behavior patterns of U.S. consumers for a wide range of demographic areas. 
  • InfoGroup Business USA contains data on business in the United States for national and subnational geographic units, as well as for U.S. territories. Statistics include company counts, employee counts, sales by industry, company, and company location.
  • Worldwide Stock Market Prices and Precious Metals Daily Prices provides historical prices for equities trading on more than 50 global exchanges. Daily open, close, high, low, and volume statistics are reported.

New premium modules coming in 2019!

  • Claritas Consumer Profiles comprises three distinct consumer segmentation products (PRISM® Premier, ConneXions®, and P$YCLE®) that classify U.S. households according to shared demographic, lifestyle, and behavioral traits
  • Claritas Financial and Insurance CLOUT™ consists of current-year estimates and five-year projections of usage and demand among U.S. households for more than 100 financial products, as well as for more than 300 insurance and annuity products and services
  • Infogroup Residential Historical Data, covering 2006 to present, makes it possible to research and analyze shifts in home values over time and how incomes and populations are affected by the state of the economy
  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators from the U.S. Census Bureau offer a set of 30+ indicators covering employment, job creation/destruction, wages, hires, and other measures of employment flows. This enormous database provides billions of statistics for U.S. states, counties, and MSAs.

Testimonials 

“….broad coverage of subjects, focus on time series data, provision of raw data that can be downloaded or viewed using the analytical tools, and the overall number of data sources available.” –Charleston Advisor

“We were extremely impressed with Data-Planet. It seems to have done (nearly) everything right. It has culled some of the best public datasets available, did an outstanding job of normalizing the data for a seamless browse and search experience, provides superb value-added features, including the overlay and calculation, and is well-thought-out and intelligently designed throughout. The intense attention to quality, clarity, and detail is evident, and the online help and assistance pages are excellent as well.” –The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research

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