Last Updated: Apr 2, 2013
Many disciplines study data at various levels. This guide will provide a starting point for finding and searching resources for statistical information.
Tabs provide more topic specific resources.
- American Factfinder
Tool to navigate and compare data from U.S. census data.
- State and Local Government on the Net
Many agencies offer state and local level data. This site is organized by state with links to state offices and departments such as Housing and Community Development. Links to city level web pages are often available. Also offers search by topics such as Health and Aging to locate agency links.
- ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
An international consortium of about 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
Contains statistics focused on American social and economic condition. Also includes some international data.
- World FactBook
Contains CIA-collected demographic, political, and economic information for countries throughout the world.
- U.S. Census Bureau
Contains statistical and demographic information about the United States population.