Chicago RDC: Available Data



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Access to microdata sets will be given for approved research projects only (see the proposal guidelines). 

Please note that individuals or organizations seeking statistical or public-use datasets should visit the Census Bureau website.

The following types of data are available at the Chicago Research Data Center:

Economic Data

  • Censuses and surveys of business establishments and firms
  • With very few exceptions, no public use files exist for these surveys

Demographic Data

  • Censuses and surveys of households and individuals
  • Data are NOT public use files
  • Complete geography (in many cases down to the block)
  • Items such as income are not top-coded
  • Individual identifiers such as name, address, and Social Security numbers are not included

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data

  • Projects will require both NCHS and Chicago RDC approval
  • NCHS will create a custom extract database for each project
  • Additional information is available on the NCHS RDC webpage

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) Data

  • Projects will require both AHRQ and Chicago RDC approval
  • AHRQ will create a custom extract database for each project
  • Additional information is available on the AHRQ RDC webpage

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