The mission of the State
Data Center (SDC) is: "To provide the citizens of each
State with convenient access to statistical information
from the US Bureau of the Census for planning research,
decision making and administration in government, education,
business and other areas of life and work."
Established in 1978, the
State Data Center is a cooperative program between
the states and the US Census Bureau. Its intended
purpose is to make census information available locally
to the public through a network of State agencies,
universities, libraries and regional/local governments.
The Office of State Planning (now Office of Energy
& Planning) was established on February 1, 1982
as the lead agency for New Hampshire's program and
has remained so for the last 20+ years.
is New Hampshire’s official source for population
statistics. It is also the state’s representative
to the Federal-State Cooperative Programs for Population
Estimates (FSCPE) and Population Projections (FSCPP).
assists government agencies, businesses, non-profit
organizations, schools and individuals, answering
more than 1,700 requests for information per year.
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