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World city database (with longitude, latitude) and population per year

The United Nation Statistics Division publishes population totals and by demographics per country on an annual basis. This is called the UN Demographic Yearbook. It is normally in PDF format, but ...
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USA 2016 election demographic data

From an open-source point of view, there is no direct source for age/income/race/location as to which way an individual voted; this is by design that you cannot figure out who voted for whom. Having ...
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Literacy rates of Asian countries

I think data.worldbank.org is going to be your best bet for getting this information. Here is a direct link to the indicator for "Adult literacy rate, population 15+ years, both sexes (%)" (SE.ADT....
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Has there been a spike in the birth rate in Germany?

It's much too early to carry out this analysis today. As you say, the 40 weeks period has just passed by. You should not expect the data to be ready in real-time. I am even surprised that you have ...
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World city database (with longitude, latitude) and population per year

http://citypopulation.de provides this population data for cities, but as best I can tell, there is no bulk download facility, and the specific years for which historic data is available varies widely ...
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Structured demographic, economic and geographic attributes of US States

The US Census Bureau has an API for most of its datasets, which will allow you to retrieve state-based data in a structured form. You just have to request an API key. They provide examples for each ...
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Where is voter data from the recent General Election?

Many states have posted the data on their election commission websites. The format varies from state to state. To answer your question about Open Elections, they pull their information directly from ...
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Data on the number of cats and dogs kept as pets in Asia and Africa

This Paper provides tables of ownership estimates of dogs and cats for most world countries. There is a description of the collection methodology.
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Structured demographic, economic and geographic attributes of US States

country.json should help you out on the country level: https://github.com/samayo/country.json
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Looking for longitudinal population data by age and sex, any country

For UN Statistics, you will find it here. They have data per country going back to 1948. The age groups are broken down in 5 year segments. http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=POP&f=tableCode%3A22 I ...
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Looking for longitudinal population data by age and sex, any country

You could try a few of the following resources that I know of: The U.S. Census Bureau's International Data Base The U.N. Population Division also has a good resource, though it is available only in ...
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List of countries that do not have psychiatric hospitals

It's not a sortable list, but the WHO keeps track of the mental health institutions per country and has a report on each country here: http://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/atlas/profiles/en/ ...
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What is the latest census statistics on US demographics

the american community survey is the principal annual estimate of the united states population. i think you are asking for https://www.census.gov/popest/schedule.html
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USA 2016 election demographic data

That data isn't available from the government, but the next closest thing that is available is the exit polls. CNN lets you browse their exit poll results on their website.
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USA 2016 election demographic data

You can download the data from CNN in JSON format at: http://data.cnn.com/ELECTION/2016/full/P.full.json This is some of the data that powers the CNN's election web page. It has the outline shown ...
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US Population/Housing Data?

If you are interested in using shapefile data and have access to QGIS or ArcGIS, this geodatabase contains geographic, demographic, and economic data for Places or "Cities" from the 2010 to 2014 ACS (...
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US Population/Housing Data?

The Census API is pretty good and should have what you're looking for. If you want only recent data, you can use the ACS to get 2014 data. If you want more historical data, the 1990, 2000, and 2010 ...
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Travel statistics by gender and country

I don't know of a global database but Eurostat does provide some insights into European countries if that is of interest. You can find their tourism database here. If you navigate through tour_dem > ...
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Source of illegal immigrants to the US over the years

ctrl + f on this page http://www.dhs.gov/immigration-statistics-publications for the text unauthorized
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World city database (with longitude, latitude) and population per year

Try Geonames such as http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/ I am mobile so can't double check but quote sure they have top line population information edit: more info here: https://opendata....
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Looking for longitudinal population data by age and sex, any country

For Ireland between 1926 and 2006. The latest census in Ireland was in 2011 but they don't seem to have that much information yet. http://census.cso.ie/Census/TableViewer/tableView.aspx?ReportId=...
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mean/median age for each US zip code

I did a quick export of data from the 2014 5-year ACS of the population and median age of every ZIP code: https://www.dropbox.com/s/utnthc601i82iff/census.csv?dl=0
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Data source for names demography analysis?

The Dutch Central Bureau for Genealogy has an interface where you can type a family name and it will show the geographical distribution of that name throughout the Netherlands. You can also enter a ...
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API or datasets for age & gender distributions of the world

I think geoba.se might interest you, although I'm not sure how reliable their sources are. Unfortunately, geoba.se doesn't have an API, but you could try to scrape the data yourself using code like ...
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Searching for a dataset about chess ELO rating distribution broken down by gender

FIDE rating lists are available to download on this page. The standard rating list contains both rating and sex information. Your hypothesis is interesting, but it seems not very easy to test it, ...
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Searching for a dataset about chess ELO rating distribution broken down by gender

I'm posting here the results of my analysis so far. If this is not an appropriate place for this, let me know. The actual answer to my question is here, where you can find a very large database of ...
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Looking for longitudinal population data by age and sex, any country

The two best databases with population data are Human Mortality Database and Human Fertility Database. Both are run by highly professional demographers. When needed and possible, the data are ...
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Looking for a source of data for these specific United States Demographics for People and Businesses

You can get census data on population by single year on a county basis here: https://www.census.gov/popest/data/datasets.html I can't recall seeing it published down at the tract/block level (more ...
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Data on ethnicity of African names

I guess something like that would have to be computed from micro-data, prior to anonymization. Ideal would be censuses, but they are always conducted by the local statistical agencies and anonymized ...
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