Last Updated: May 18, 2015
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.
The purpose of data.gov 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.
- 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.