Using relevant and current data from reliable sources is important in researching your project and in preparing your grant application. The best source for up-to-date information is the Internet. Make sure to site your data source in the proposal.
Useful data sites
- Montana Department of Commerce Census and Economic Information Center
(The official source of census data for Montana; excellent source for customized maps; also links to the main state site.)
- Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
Click into geocoding/mapping systems, and enter an address from the Census Tract you wish to learn more about. Contains Population, Housing, Poverty statistics.
- Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research
Data about visitors to Montana.
- ESRI-Mapping tool based on GIS