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Listed here are selected statistical sources, in addition to the U.S. Census Bureau, for California regions, counties, cities, etc. Note that city/county/regional general plans can be great sources for local statistics. Check local government and regional governmental agency websites for data; see California Planning for a list of useful websites. See also the Institute of Governmental Studies Library list of California government and public policy statistics sources.
Bay Area census
(Metropolitan Transportation Commission & the Association of Bay Area Governments) Very useful and well-designed site. Featuring Census data from 1860-2010. Includes maps.
East Bay Development Alliance
Provides economic, demographic, and quality of life information. Also includes a description of the region and information on 15 cities in the East Bay (SF Bay Area).
Index of Silicon Valley
(Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network) The JVSVN is a non-profit regional collaborative. The annualIndex provides a set of indicators tracking the Silicon Valley's economy and quality of life.
Association of Bay Area Governments
Oakland: ABAG. Provides a wealth of demographic data and projections for the 9-county region, each county and city.
San Diego Association of Governments has demographic and other data under the “resources” section of their website.
Southern California Association of Governments
SCAG is the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization, representing six counties, 189 cities and more than 19 million residents.
A 1998 Statistical tour of California's great Central Valley,
by Kenneth W. Umbach, California Research Bureau, California State Library, 1997.