Statistics to Support Research: Statistics by Topic

How to find, evaluate, and write about statistics in your research

Demograhics and Population

U.S. Department of Commerce: Census Bureau - This information can be applied to other topics in statistics as well.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Annual KIDS COUNT Data Book (2017). - Gives state trends in child well-being.


Population Reference Bureau - Aging; Children and Families; Family Planning and Reproductive Health; Gender; Global Health; Inequality and Poverty; Migration and Urbanization; Population and the Environment; and Youth. 

Economy and Business

United States Department of Commerce: Bureau of Economic Analysis - Statistics provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy.  Also, find industry, regional, and international economic data here too.

United States Department of Labor:  Bureau of Labor Statistics - Find info on employment, unemployment, inflation, wages and more. Check out Data & Statistics: Women in the Labor Force.

United States Economic Census - The Economic Census is the U.S. Government's official five-year measure of American business and the economy. It is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, and response is required by law.

e-Commerce - find statistics about retail sales on the Internet:

Budget of the United States Government?


Immigration Statistics Released from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide.  See "Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States." (2010)

Population Reference Bureau (PRB): Immigration/Migration - Reports, Infographics, videos concerning migration and immigration.

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

National Criminal Justice Reference Service's Special feature: Child Abuse 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families' Child Welfare Information Gateway

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Injury Prevention & Control: Intimate Partner Violence - With the goal to prevent intimate partner violence.

Children's Bureau, An Office of the Administration for Children & Families - Find the annual Child Maltreatment reports, which include data provided by the state to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data Systems.

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), "Intimate Partner Violence in the United States -- 2010," published in 2014.


The Association of Religion Data Archives - The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. 

Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project 

Health Care


Kaiser Family Foundation gives state health facts - Ohio's | All States


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Data & Statistics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Vital Statistics System

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Center for Health Statistics

World Health Organization: United States | All Countries


World Health Organization (WHO)




United States Department of Education: Institute of Education Sciences (IES): National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - U.S. education data.

Institute of Education Sciences, Annual Reports Program - Indicator reports, tabular reports, and web tools.

The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education - See Reports.

Criminal Justice



A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families, and Communities - The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Policy Report, Kids Count, April 2016



Find Poverty data and statistics from the United States Census Bureau.

Infographic on How the Census Measures Poverty.

Information on Poverty from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHE). 

Rural Poverty & Well-being from the United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

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