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Statistics - U.S.
Major Research Tools
Demographic, economic, and social statistics of the United States from colonial times to the end of the 20th century. Data can be searched, downloaded, and graphed.
Provides abstracts and indexes of statistical information from U.S. government publications from 1973, state and private sources from 1980, and documents from international organizations from 1983.
Collection of historical and current state-level data covering health care, crime, education, economy, and many more.
Online application for locating and mapping US Census data and other demographic resources. Maps created on Social Explorer can be exported as images. To download the data itself in tabular and GIS formats see National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS).
Statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries
Compendium of U.S. economic, social, and political data. A good first stop when you're looking for statistics.
From UCLA's Academic Technology Services, resources to help you learn and use STATA, SPSS, and SAS statistical software packages. The Learning Modules are especially handy for figuring out the correct programing syntax to use. Searchable.
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Data and research reports on sexual and reproductive health issues, including abortion.
From the US Census Bureau, this site offers current data on people, housing, business and government in tabular form (importable to GIS or statistical software) or as ready-made thematic maps. Sources include the American Community Survey, the Decennial Census of Population and Housing, and the Economic Census.
Data on the amount of time people in the U.S. spend on various activities, such as sleeping, eating, housework, grocery shopping, etc. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Provides access to tables and graphs that display the ebb and flow of public opinion, electoral behavior, and choice in American politics over time. Contains data collected by the American National Election Studies, organized into nine topics.
Quantitative data on religion around the world; includes data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups.
Statistics on beer in the U.S., including production, consumption, imports and exports, and taxes.
Survey that tracks health conditions and risk behaviors in the U.S. "Provides state-specific information about asthma, diabetes, health care access, alcohol use, hypertension, obesity, cancer screening, nutrition and physical activity, tobacco use, and more."
Box office data on films released since 1989. Includes ranked data for each season, reviews of weekends at the box office from 1997 to the present, and a list of top grossing films.
GDP and economic accounts, data, and publications. Includes historical and current National Income & Product Accounts (NIPA) tables, state and county personal income data, and full text of Survey of Current Business.
Employment, price, and productivity data plus regional economic reports.
Annual reports, transportation financial data, transportation indicators, and more from the Department of Transporation. TranStats offers a searchable index of over 100 transportation databases as well as social and demographic data used in transportation research.
Integrated system for accessing a wide variety of public health reports and data systems available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Includes a directory by topic, an A to Z index, and WONDER online databases for numerical data on Births, Deaths, Cancer, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Tuberculosis, Vaccine Adverse Events, and more.
Evaluative information on U.S.-based charities. Includes data on each charity's income and expenses.
Health status reports on all US counties, offering comparative data on vulnerable populations, preventable diseases, disability and death. Reports were compiled using data collected by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and other government agencies.
Annual reports of state and county-level economic data (business establishments, employees, and payroll) by industry, from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Crime data for the nation and individual states. From the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports series.
Data on the production and shipment of selected products in various U.S. industries.
From the nonprofit KnowledgePlex, this site strives to be a portal for data and statistics on affordable housing and community development. Assembles a variety of data sets from multiple sources, and provides tools such as "Neighborhood Metrics" to assist in analyzing, interpreting, and applying the data.
Detailed data on U.S. businesses collected every five years.
Quick source of information on the latest key economic indicators with links to some time-series data.
Time series data from The State of Working America on jobs, wages, and family earnings, and Economy Track data including unemployment, underemployment, and labor force participation. In PDF and Excel formats.
Includes the "Health Insurance Literature Database," working papers, and links to datasets on the uninsured in the United States. From the University of Michigan.
Official vote counts for federal elections "from the official sources among the various states and territories." Data is available for all federal elections from 1920 onward. Provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Statistics and analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration
Annual data on sentences imposed on convicted criminals in the U.S.
Compendium of current and historical foreign trade statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Database of scanned images of publications with historical economic statistics. Designed to provide access to older data heretofore only available in print publications. From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Rich database of U.S. economic and financial data.
Growing collection of historical population and housing data from the U.S. decennial censuses. For more historical census data, see also Selected Historical Decennial Census.
Data on sales and prices of homes for the U.S. plus state-by-state existing-home sales and metropolitan area home prices. From the National Association of Realtors.
Social science datasets available for download and analysis in statistical software. Datasets are made available through the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan.
Data on immigrants to the U.S., refugees, naturalizations, and deportations from the Department of Homeland Security.
Recent data on various types of insurance. From the Insurance Information Institute.
From the Annie E. Casey Foundation, this site publishes data on the condition of children and families in the U.S., on the community, city, state, and national levels. Contains over one hundred indicators of child well-being, including economic status, health, safety, and risk factors.
Contains data on thirty different languages spoken throughout the United States by geographic region, percentage of speakers, number of speakers, and age. The data is taken from the 2000 U.S. Census and the 2005 American Community Survey (ACS).
Data and research reports from annual surveys on the use of alcohol, cigarettes, and illicit drugs by 8th, 10th, and 12th graders in the U.S. From the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.
Extensive collection of statistical reports and publications from the U.S. government. Includes Health United States annual report and chartbook, Healthy People publications, Vital Statistics of the United States, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report(MMWR), datasets from National Health Interview Survey, and much more.
Coverage: 1970-two years into future
Extensive macroeconomic time series data for OECD countries and non-OECD zones. Includes historical statistics as well as projections extending two years beyond the current date.
Data on U.S. commodity trade, including global trade patterns and state and metro-area export statistics.
Reports and data on Internet use in America. Data may be downloaded as zipped SPSS files and crosstabbed Word documents. Note: free registration is required prior to downloading data.
Brought to you by the Statistics in Sports section of the American Statistical Association.
Links to Web sites providing state-specific statistical information. From the U.S. Census Bureau.
State-level data on health status (including smoking rates); health costs, insurance, and services; women's health (including abortion policies and statistics); minority health; and AIDS/HIV (including sex education policies). From the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Current news on state governments. Can be used to find sources and web sites that provide comparative state information and data (e.g., which states have the death penalty, how states are implementing "No Child Left Behind", etc.). From the Pew Center on the States.
Comparative data for all 50 states in six areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education. From the Council for State Governments.
Links to principal U.S. (and international) statistical agency sites. From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Detailed data from individual and business tax filings. From the Statistics of Income Division of the IRS.
Current television ratings. Includes top prime time network programs, cable programs, syndicated series, and sports events for current week.
Up-to-the-minute projections of U.S. and world population. From the U.S. Census Bureau.
Contains year-by-year listings of salaries for NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL players. Search options offer salaries for specific players plus median and total salaries for each team.
Reports and datasets from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Includes production and prices of crops and food. Some international coverage.
Easy-to-use site for learning and performing statistical computations including the T-test, Chi-Square Test of Association, and ANOVA. Fun, fun, fun!
Historical data on cash assistance programs (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) in all 50 states. From the Urban Institute.