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Data To Support Your Work

Finding facts and accessing data to support your cause requires reliable sources. To assist you, we've put together a list of reliable data sources about NC 2-1-1 callers, our state and its people and communities, and public issues of concern. We invite you to use these links to access data to inform all areas of your work, including community impact work, grant proposals, public awareness and advocacy among others. 

NC 2-1-1 Callers and Their Needs

211 Counts - More than 200,000 people in North Carolina dial 2-1-1 or visit for help with needs like food, shelter, medical needs, disaster services, and more every year. 2-1-1 Counts is the first tool to provide near real-time, searchable, and visual presentations of data from 2-1-1 call centers. 2-1-1 Counts provides a snapshot of community-specific needs displayed by zip code, region, county, state or federal legislative district as recently as yesterday, enabling you to easily check trends, make comparisons, and share information. View 211 Counts data for North Carolina.

General Population Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts - The U.S. Census Bureau provides quick facts about NC's population, as well as every other state. The tool offers allows you to dig deeper by either entering a county, city, town, or zip code into a search box at the top left, and to view additional demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics by clicking the magnifying glass at the top right of the data column. View U.S. Census Bureau quick facts for North Carolina.


KIDS COUNT - A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is a nationwide initiative that assesses the well-being of children state by state. The KIDS COUNT Data Center provides detailed information about children and families in the following areas: overall well-being, economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. State data can be viewed by state, county, cities, school district, congressional district, or by zip code. View KIDS COUNT data for North Carolina.

NC Child - NC Child produces publications and data reports that document child health and well-being and the impact of public policy decisions on children and families. The organization publishes a yearly North Carolina Child Health Report Card in partnership with the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. The report compiles 40 key indicators on access to healthcare, healthy births, safe homes and neighborhoods, and health risk factors over time and by race and ethnicity. View the North Carolina Health Report Card.

NC Child also produces county data cards to provide local snapshots of child well-being by county using KIDS COUNT data. These cards share data for key indicators in five areas of children’s well-being: A Strong Start, Family Economic Security, Nurturing Homes and Communities, Health and Wellness, and High-Quality Education. Go to County Data Cards. 


NC Department of Public Safety - The North Carolina Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is part of a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to generate a reliable set of criminal statistics. View NC Uniform Crime Reports.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides quick glance information labor force and wage and salary data for the overall state and larger metropolitan areas with the state. More detailed reports are available under the North Carolina Products tab. View Bureau of Labor Quick Glance data for North Carolina. 

Self-Sufficiency Standard Report for North Carolina 2017 - United Way of North Carolina supported the development of the Self-Sufficiency Standard for North Carolina 2017 to ensure the best data and analyses are available to enable North Carolina’s families and individuals to make progress toward real economic security. The Self-Sufficiency Standard for North Carolina 2017 defines the amount of income necessary to meet the basic needs of North Carolina families, differentiated by family type and where they live. More than 700 family compositions for each of NC’s 100 counties are calculated. A companion report, The Economic Security Pathways Report, provides details on three possible routes to ensuring long-term economic security - improved housing, retirement savings, and postsecondary education. View more information and the Self Sufficiency Standard data for North Carolina. 

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