Guide for Statistics to Support Research
Statistical Agencies & Offices
General Government Statistical Sources
Federal and state web sites usually offer the most current, up-to-date, statistical information. Sometimes the data is raw and not analyzed but often it is has been gathered and analyzed.
Find more specific statistical sources listed in topic pages here.
Federal, state, and local data (mainly about population and government finance) from over 70 government sources.
Work with raw data available from government data using sophisticated tools available at the web site to extract and manipulate the data.
USA.gov: Data & Statistics
Find statistical data by topic
2010 United States census cata.
Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data
Statistical Abstracts - 2012 Final online edition
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. Historical - No longer published on the web. See Books & eBooks page for the most current print edition in our collection!
Health, United States
An annual report of trends in health statistics from the U.S. Department of Health's National Center for Health Statistics. Also, see our reference copy at Ref. 362.1 N277h 2010.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides a wealth of information about taxes and the tax system. Find business and individual tax statistics and statistics of income.
Agricultural Statistics Annual
Published by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), this annual publication provides yearly statistics on agricultural consumption, economics, supplies, facilities and production and includes data from the Census of Agriculture.
Census.gov's International Programs
Links to population, fertility, migration, and mortality statistics by country
World Statistics Pocketbook
The World Statistics Pocketbook is an annual compilations of key economic, social and environmental indicators, presented in one-page profiles for 216 countries or areas of the world. The World Statistics Pocketbook is prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web
Bureau of Labor Statistics has created this list, includes national and international links.
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