“American Fact Finder”

  1. Go to http://www.census.gov. Search for “American FactFinder” and click on the first link. Insert the state you live. Choose among the tabs on the left-hand side (population, income, origins/languages, etc.). Next, instead of inserting the state you live, insert United States, and choose among the tabs on the left-hand side (population, income, origins/languages, etc.). a. What are the demographics of the community you live in? b. How do the statistics for your community compare to the national statistics? c. What are the implications for your state?
  2. Google http://quickfacts.Census.gov/. Select the first link and then select a state, county, and city. a. What are the implications of the data presented for strategic human resources management?
  3. Read the article titled, “Community and the Crime Decline: The Causal Effect of Local Nonprofits on Violent Crime” a. In your scholarly opinion, do you feel that community-based organizations may become increasingly central to the effort to control violence within communities that are vulnerable to a rise in violent crime? Why or why not? Provide specific reasons for your justifications. b. How does your state/national social, economic, and demographic information you researched compare to the data in the article?