Community Data

Community Development Data, Information and Analysis Lab (CD-DIAL)

CD-DIAL works with communities, organizations, and state and local agencies to assist and build decision-making capacity in these groups, especially as they collect and use information about their local population members or the constituents they serve.

CD-DIAL conducts surveys by mail, online and telephone. We work with stakeholders from conceptualizing the survey (i.e. questionnaire development, sampling, etc.) up to report writing and presentation of the results. The team gathers and analyzes the data, writes the report, and presents the results as requested by the client.
Contact: Nora Ladjahasan

Data for Decision Makers

These county-specific publications contain data on population, economics, agriculture, employment, retail trade. As part of the ISU Extension and Outreach Indicators Portal, Data for Decision Makers is available online as a downloadable report. Click HERE to generate data for your county.

Previous versions of the Data for Decision Makers reports are available through the Extension Online Store.

Indicators Portal

The ISU Extension and Outreach Indicators Portal was funded as a Strategic Initiative by the Vice President for Extension and Outreach to make it easier to find, use, and visualize information. This tool is designed to be useful for both local and regional decision makers. The portal is currently online, though some features are still in development and many features continue to evolve.

Iowa Government Finance Initiative (IGFI)

Using local government finance data, IGFI analyzes trends and financial performance of selected census, economic, education, and other indicators. The educational outreach program is designed to provide an alternate perspective about the financial health and performance of Iowa cities and counties as well as provide an educational component targeted toward officials and public employees.

Program Builder

An online tool for accessing community and economic development programs that can help you with community data. 

Iowa Community Indicators Program (ICIP)

Public access to local community and economic development data on employment, income, economics, demographics and more for Iowa and eleven other states in the Midwest funded and managed by Department of Economics, the Department of Sociology, ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Includes data previously on Census Services and Iowa Profiles sites.
Contact: Liesl Eathington

Retail Trade Analysis Program

Access to data and analysis regarding the history and current status of local retail sectors for individual counties and communities in Iowa. 
Contact: Liesl Eathington

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