Really Excellent and Potentially Super Useful
Brooking Institute’s Interactive State of Metropolitan America tool presents American Community Survey (ACS aka Census) data on Age, Race, Immigration, Work, Household Structure, Education, Commutes, etc. from throughout the 2000s.
How you could use this site rather than the ACS site for many purposes:
- Data is aggregated by state, metropolitan areas, cities, and — get this — suburbs of individual metro areas
- Using the raw data, Brookings has already calculated lots of super-useful indicators for you. Not only “Wage inequality by race.” Also “Change in wage inequality by race since 2000.”
- Look at an interactive map for quick reference or exploration, or download a csv file.
So many city-related data files ready to go!