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About Us

Description of the State Data Center program and its relation to the US Census Bureau and affiliate agencies

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.

The SDC 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).

The SDC assists government agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations, schools and individuals, answering more than 1,700 requests for information per year.

Also see the State Data Center Program page at the US Census Bureau.

New Hampshire State Data Center Affiliates

The Affiliate Program is an extension of the NH State Data Center providing localized assistance and services to data users. Feel free to contact the affiliate nearest you.

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