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Web Resources

Use these resources to explore the impact of literacy on a variety of other subjects.

* - denotes state-level data
ˆ - denotes county-level data

About Literacy
PIAAC Survey of Adult Skills
National Assessment of Adult Lit
Statistical Reference Guide
Web Resources

Interactive Maps & Tools

Mind the Gap: Literacy Gap Map
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
This map provides an interactive picture of literacy statistics within each of the 50 states.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
Released annually, the County Health Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, work, and play. It measures vital health factors—such as high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, and access to healthy foods—within each of the 50 states. The Roadmaps provide guidance on how to improve health outcomes in the future.

Opportunity Index
Opportunity Nations
This interactive site provides data to show what opportunity looks like in the United States, and highlighting conditions that can increase opportunity for communities and their residents.

State Immigration Data Profiles*
Migration Policy Institute
Review census data on U.S. immigrants and the native-born based on demographics, language and education, workforce, and income. Includes state-specific information.

Interactive Map of U.S. Immigrant Population by State and County
Migration Policy Institute
Allows one to see how many immigrants live in a selected area, and even explore data by country of origin. Includes state and county-specific data.

Florida's Economy at a Glance
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Statistics on industries and demographics of workers according to area. Includes state and county data.

Florida Poverty Statistics*
Spotlight on Poverty
Get a snapshot of poverty statistics in the state, and access resources, news articles, and links to learn more about state efforts to reduce poverty.

Local Area Unemployment Statistics*
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Shows unemployment statistics by state, seasonally adjusted.

Homelessness Statistics by County
National Alliance to End Homelessness
An interactive map showing demographics and data on how many homeless people there are on any given night in a selected area. Includes state and county-specific data.

Florida Homelessness Statistics
*U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Interactive map that shows statistics on number of homeless people in a state, broken down into various demographics such as homeless youth, students, or families. Includes state-specific data.

General Demographic Data

U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts
A tool that allows one to filter through census data by area, facts, and demographics to find information on a wide range of topics. Includes state and county-specific information.

Mapping America
New York Times
This interactive map of the U.S. uses information from the Census Bureau to paint a picture of the racial and ethnic makeup of America.

Interactive Map of Florida Demographics
Statistical Atlas
Interactive map that has a wide range of demographic data. Includes state and county specific data.

Fact Sheets

Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigration
Migration Policy Institute, 2019
Article containing facts, statistics and general information on topics to do with immigration, such as trends in migration or naturalization.

Infographic: The Cost of Brain Waste in the U.S.
Migration Policy Institute, 2016
Graphic showing statistics about brain waste—the under-utilization of immigrants' skills.

Immigrants and WIOA: Comparison of Characteristics of Native and Foreign-born Adults in Florida
Migration Policy Institute, 2015
Provides a profile of key characteristics of foreign-born and native-born residents of the state of Florida that are relevant to understanding needs for adult education and workforce training services.

PIAAC Fact Sheet: The Skills of American Adults
Digital Promise, 2013
Displays key findings from the PIAAC survey results.

Limited English Proficient Individuals in the United States: Number, Share, Growth, and Linguistic Diversity
Migration Policy Institute, 2011
Offers analysis on the number, share, growth, and linguistic diversity of LEP individuals in the United States from 1990 to 2010 at national, state, and metropolitan-area levels, providing maps and state-level data.

Articles & Reports

Income and Poverty in the U.S.
U.S. Department of Commerce, 2018
Report using Census data. The section on Educational Attainment contains statistics on how earnings and likelihood of poverty change with level of education received by a person.

How Are Refugees Faring? Integration at U.S. and State Levels
Migration Policy Institute, 2017
Research report that studies how national and state policies affect immigrants, and the general welfare of immigrants in areas including educational attainment and poverty levels. Includes state-specific data.

The Cost of Brain Waste in Florida
Migration Policy Institute, 2016
Research report about the costs incurred from not properly utilizing skills of immigrants in select states, including Florida.

Educational Attainment in the United States: 2015
U.S. Census Bureau, 2016
Report about the level of education attained for people of different demographic groups, based on age, sex, race, and disabilities.

50 Years of Looking at Changes in People's Lives
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015
Spotlight on statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that details information from a logitudinal survey on topics such as educational attainment and employment.

English-Speaking Ability of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States
U.S. Census Bureau, 2014
Report using data from the 2012 American Community Survey, examining the relationship between English-speaking ability and place of birth, level of education, and years spent living in the United States for foreign born people.

The Adult Training and Education Survey Pilot Study
National Center for Education Statistics, 2013

The Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2010
U.S. Census Bureau, 2012
Information on demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics.

Adult Literacy in the United States: A Compendium of Quantitative Data and Interpretive Comments
Thomas G. Sticht & William Armstrong, 1994
This compendium of statistical data on adult literacy assessments spanning a 75-year period is designed to serve as a concise and comprehensive reference source for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers.





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