Reference Resources & Quick Facts
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- Statistical Resources on the Web - From the University of Michigan Document Center, this is an extensive and very well organized listing of statistical resources on almost any subject you can think of.
- Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web - This useful listing is from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- California Statistical Abstract - The most recent edition of the California Statistical Abstract, a compilation of data on social, economic and physical aspects of the State.
- Guide to State Statistical Abstracts - This bibliography includes the most recent statistical abstracts for states published since 1995 plus those that will be issued in late 2003. For some states, a near equivalent has been listed in substitution for, or in addition to, a statistical abstract. All sources contain statistical tables on a variety of subjects for the state as a whole, its component parts, or both.
- Humboldt Economic Index - This is an excellent site for monthly economic information beginning in January 1994 when the site was called Index to Economic Activity for Humboldt County. See also their project reports.
- State & Local Areas, the National Data Book - The 1997/98 Data Book contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States at the State and metropolitan area levels. Selected data for component counties and central cities of metropolitan areas are also included.
- USA Counties - This database from the Census Bureau compiles useful demographic, economic, and governmental information spanning several years and sources for county comparisons and profiles.
- American FactFinder - From the introduction, "American FactFinder lets you select the data you need for the geography of your choice from summary data files such as: 1990 Decennial Census Summary Files; American Community Survey Summary Tables; Census 2000 Dress Rehearsal Summary Files; and 1997 Economic Census Summary Files. These summary data products are derived from data sets with pre-aggregated, or summarized, data records. American FactFinder lets you search, browse, retrieve, view, print, save, and download the data. You may request tabulations online or you can obtain an extract of the data set (tables) and use your own software to analyze the data."
- ChildStats.gov - Offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education.
- CPANDA: Cultural Policy & the arts National Data Archive - Developed at Princeton and supported by Pew Charitable Trust, this is an interactive digital archive of data on the arts and cultural policy in the U.S. with data on artists, arts and cultural organizations, audiences, and funding for arts and culture.
- Fedstats: One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics - More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use. You may search the site at FedStats Search.
- Historical United States Census Data Browser - You can retrieve and format data from every federal census from 1790 to 1960, down to the county level.
- Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - From the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this site "brings together data about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States presented in over 600 tables from more than 100 sources."
- Statistical Abstract of the United States - This site has the most current edition with a link to the 1995-2000 editions and contains annual compilations of statistics gathered by federal agencies and other ngo's.
- Britannica World - Statistics on individual countries. From Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
- Commonwealth Geography - The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member countries, whose people span all continents and oceans and form a third of the world's population. This site has demographic information and statistics on all the members.
- Global Statistics - This site from Xist.org has historic data, projected data, rankings, and charts for the world as a whole as well as regions and individual countries.
- InfoNation - Derived from information used to compile the Statistical Yearbook and World Statistics Pocketbook, InfoNation is an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations.
- International Data Base (IDB) - From the US Census Bureau, the International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.
- OECD Factbook - Economic, environmental and social statistics for the thirty developed member countries of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
- OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web - This site has listings of "web sites offering free and easily accessible social, economic and general data from official or similar 'quotable' sources, especially those that provide both current data and time series."
- ProQuest Statistical Insight - Provides fast and easy access to statistics produced by the U.S. government, intergovernmental organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies, and universities.
- Statistics Canada - Statistics of all kinds pertaining to Canada may be found here.
- World Factbook - Prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency for the use of US Government officials. The style, format, coverage, and content are designed to meet their specific requirements. It includes country profiles and world summary figures. It is especially useful for data on small and obscure countries.