databases of statistical information
A portal site for accessing U.S. government information databases.
Google has demographic and other datasets from a variety of U.S. and international sources on its Public Data Explorer site. The data can be explored online or converted into data visualizations. People also can upload their own data to the site to create visualizations.
Data down to the neighborhood level in 16 cities on police calls, restaurant inspections, real estate sales, building permits, liquor licenses and other public records, as well as news stories from local media sources.
Public Policy Institute of California
Survey and other data on a variety of topics that is downloadable at the Public Policy Institute website. Subject areas include education, environment, government, health, housing and public finance.
UC Berkeley News21 Project
Hard-to-find statistical and demographic information on San Francisco Bay Area cities. Include data ranging from number of funeral parlors and liquor stores to veterinarians and midwives in each city. Created by a team of students working for the UC Berkeley News21 Project.
A clearinghouse for finding datasets produced by the city and county of San Francisco.