The purpose of the Data Bank is to provide information about New Mexico’s economy and the demographic characteristics of its people. Moreover, BBER is a coordinating agency for New Mexico in the U.S. Census Bureau’s
State Data Center/Business and Industry Data Center program. Thus, the Data Bank has a special mission to disseminate Census Bureau information, provide technical assistance and training, and create value-added products from census data. One of our biggest events in support of the Census Bureau that the Data Bank organizes each year is the Annual NM Data Users Conference.
Resources: The Data Bank houses a reference library collection. In addition to hard copy census reports for the US and New Mexico (dating back to the 1930s), the library also has historical data on CDs, sheet maps, and microfilm not available elsewhere; publications with socioeconomic data from other federal and state agencies; books, reports, and periodicals pertaining to national, regional, state, and local economic conditions; demographic research publications; and nearly all of BBER’s published studies. Naturally, most new information is received and disseminated exclusively in digital formats.
Access: Data Bank staff post hundreds of maps and data tables with population and other demographic data, as well as employment, labor force, and other economic indicators on its website. Some data not posted are available by request. BBER publications in electronic format are available through the BBER publications page, and also through the UNM LoboVault repository. The Data Bank library is open to the public for reference use; a photocopier and scanner are available. The library collection can be searched through LIBROS, UNM’s online catalog (select UNM Department Libraries as part of the search). Information requests that are limited in scope are answered free of charge as a public service. Fee-based services are also available.
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8 – 12 and 1 – 5
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 – 12
Location: The Data Bank is located at 1919 Las Lomas NE on the UNM main campus, across the street from Parish Library. Free parking is available.
UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research • Onate Hall at The University of New Mexico
303 Girard Blvd. NE, Suite 116; Albuquerque, NM 87106 • 505.277.2216 Main • 505.277.6626 Data Bank
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