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Finding Statistics  

Last Updated: May 16, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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How can this guide help me?

Many disciplines study data at various levels. This guide will provide a starting point for finding and searching resources for statistical information.

Most Frequently Used

  • American Factfinder
    Tool to navigate and compare data from U.S. census data.
    The purpose of is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. The site seeks to become "a repository for all the information the government collects". The site would publish to the public any data that is not private or restricted for national security reasons.
  • Social Explorer
    Access current and historical demographic data, create reports and download data in convenient formats quickly and easily.
  • 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.
  • Statista  
    Access to 1 million statistics - ready to use in PPT, XLS and PNG. Also includes industry reports and forecasts and country information. Our statistics can be displayed in bar chart, line graph or table format – you can decide which display you prefer, allowing you to adapt individual statistics accordingly. Includes detailed source citation and links to data.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    Contains statistics focused on American social and economic condition. Also includes some international data.
  • U.S. Census Bureau
    Contains statistical and demographic information about the United States population.
  • World FactBook
    Contains CIA-collected demographic, political, and economic information for countries throughout the world.


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