State Data Center (SDC)
The State Data Center program is a federal-state cooperative program with the U.S. Census Bureau.
State Data Centers are:
- Official sources of U.S. Census Bureau demographic, social, economic, and housing statistics
- Providers of training, technical assistance, and consultation to data users
- Statewide networks of agencies that providing census expertise to local data users
The states and the U.S. Census Bureau created the State Data Center program in 1978. A Business and Industry Data Center (BIDC) component was added in 1988. In general, the entire scope of the program is referred to as the State Data Center program. Iowa joined the State Data Center program in 1979; BIDC services were added in 1995. The State Library of Iowa has been the lead agency in Iowa since 1989.
Federal-State Cooperative Program for Population Estimates (FSCPE)
The Federal-State Cooperative Program for Population Estimates (FSCPE):
- Prepares and reviews population estimates for states, counties, and incorporated places
- Collects state and local data used in the production of population estimates
- Develops policies on the production, methodologies, and uses of population estimates.
The states and the U.S. Census Bureau created the FSCPE in 1967, adding a Federal-State Cooperative Program for Population Projections (FSCPP) later. The State Library of Iowa has been the lead agency for both programs in Iowa since 1989.