Statistics to Support Research: National

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U. S. Government Portals

Census Data - From the United States Census Bureau. Find population, economic, and geographic data for the U.S., states, counties, and cities

USA.Gov: Data & Statistics - Find data and statistics by topic or try Data.gov

Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web - From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, website offers links to U.S. and international statistics websites.

 govinfo - Search statistics from Congress and more

Statistics Pages From U.S. Government Departments

Department of Commerce: Bureau of the Census - Census.gov offers data on U.S. population, business, economy, housing, income, poverty, health, and more.

Census Data Resources - U.S. Census Bureau's data

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) - The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) - Reports the facts on American agriculture, facts needed by people working in and depending upon U.S. agriculture.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) - Provides health and safety information.

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA) - Has data, reports, and publications on energy and the environment focused on the U.S. and all other countries.

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) - Find the U.S. Economy at a Glance - Find economic performance data at the metropolitan, state, regional, and national levels. International trade goods data and services and industry economic performance can also be found here.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service (ERS) - Find information related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural development.

U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - The United States' primary source for criminal justice statistics.

National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Science and EngineeringStatistics (NCSES) - An independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" identifying and funding work at the frontiers of science and engineering.

U.S. Department of the Treasury, Statistics of Income Division (Internal Revenue Service (IRS)) - Find Business, Individual, Charitable and Exempt Organizations tax statistics. Tables are excel spread sheet files.

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics - Find statistics on economy and finance related to air, highway, rail, transit, and multimodal transportation.  Find statistics related to energy and environment, freight, geospatial, infrastructure, passenger, safety, and vehicles.

Social Security Administration (SSA), Research, Statistics, & Policy Analysis - Find research, statistics, and policy analysis on social security, disability, socioeconomic characteristics, retirement, medicare, medicaid, trust funds, pensions, and demographic characteristics.

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