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State Data Center Network

Lead Agency

The lead agency acts as the primary point of contact with the Census Bureau and coordinates the entire network.

State Data Center at the State Library of Kansas

Coordinating Agencies

These agencies assist the SDC network by providing expert analysis and products.

Center for Economic Development and Business Research
Wichita State University

Docking Institute of Public Affairs
Fort Hays State University

The Docking Institute of Public Affairs is a public policy research
institute located at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Since its
founding in 1980, the Docking Institute has worked with hundreds of local,
state and regional organizations, agencies and communities to assist them
in charting their future success. Our mission is to facilitate effective
decision-making among governmental and non-profit leaders. The Institute's
six primary programs are: 1) Survey research, program evaluation research,
public policy research, and community and economic development research;
2) Strategic planning and consulting; 3) Grants facilitation; 4) Economic
and community development consulting; 5) Public administration training
programs; and 6) Public affairs programming through conferences, speakers,
forums, television and radio programming, newspaper columns and scholarly

Institute for Policy and Social Research
University of Kansas

As a coordinating agency of the Kansas State Data Center, IPSR receives or accesses Census publications, CD- and DVD-ROMs, and other electronic data files for Kansas and neighboring states. IPSR has a web application that allows users to create custom tables, graphs, and maps from the Kansas Data Archive, a repository of state-, county-, and city-level demographic and socio-economic data for Kansas. The IPSR web site also features an application that allows users to create Census 2000 profiles for a user-defined area. IPSR publishes county-level data profiles for all Kansas counties in addition to the Kansas Statistical Abstract, all of which are freely-available from the web site. IPSR staff are able to field general Census and other state data questions, create custom data extracts, and assist users in data visualization, including GIS. Some services may require a fee. For more information, please contact Xan Wedel at or (785) 864-3701.

Kansas Population Center
Kansas State University

The Kansas Population Center is the main population-related research facility at Kansas State University. Building on the cross-disciplinary and flexible nature of social demography, the KPC connects the campus community working on population studies to national and international research centers and academic communities. It is a depository for socio-demographic data on Kansas and the United States through its role in the U.S. Census Bureau's State Data Center Program. The Kansas Population Center is located within the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work. The main research areas of the KPC are migration, urbanization, immigration and rural population change. We are also involved in a number of projects related to natural resource use from a demographic perspective, including the impact of biofuel production on rural sustainability. The KPC also supports a research network on population trends in Eastern Europe.

Affiliate Agencies

Affiliates support the network by acting as the public face for the SDC and working directly with users.

State of Kansas Agencies

Kansas Department of Commerce

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Kansas Secretary of State's Office

Planning and Development Agencies

Mid America Regional Council (Kansas City)

County Economic Research Institute (Overland Park)

Wichita Sedgwick Metropolitan Area Planning Department

Western Kansas Rural Economic Development Alliance (Hays)

Public Libraries and Systems

Dodge City Public Library

Emporia Public Library

Great Bend Public Library

Johnson County Public Library

Kansas City Public Library

Lawrence Public LIbrary

Liberal Memorial Library

Manhattan Public LIbrary

Northwest Kansas Library System (Norton)

Pioneer Memorial Library (Colby)

Salina Public LIbrary

Southeast Kansas Library System (Iola)

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Wichita Public Library

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