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American FactFinder Search for demographic information from the U. S. Census Bureau using this user-friendly website. Select from the popular topics listed on the homepage, use the “select a subject” index, or search by keyword.

Statistical Abstract of the United States (Historical Collection) A collection of over a thousand federal and state government as well as non-governmental statistics covering various topics. Areas of coverage include population and vital statistics, health, economics, education, manufacturing, natural resources, transportation, and the U.S. Industrial Outlook. This resource is updated every two years. The U.S. Census Bureau terminated the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011.

FedStats This website collects statistics from over 100 federal agencies. Select from the A-Z lists of topics and agencies, or search by keyword.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Find statistics on crime, its perpetrators, its victims, and the criminal justice system.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Published by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Sourcebook features over 600 statistical tables from over 100 sources related to criminal justice in the United States. The site is updated regularly as new statistics become available.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Search for statistics on wages, benefits, occupations, productivity, industries, and more.

Census Bureau This site contains information on Census 2000. Choose topics from categories such as “People” and “Business”, or use the “State and County Quick Facts” search. Some historical data is available from “Special Topics”.

Census Atlas of the United States is the first comprehensive atlas of population and housing produced by the Census Bureau since the 1920s. The Census Atlas is a large-format publication about 300 pages long (in Adobe Acrobat PDF format) and containing almost 800 maps. Data from censuses prior to 2000 support nearly 150 maps and figures, providing context and an historical perspective for many of the topics presented. Topics include: Population, Migration, Race, Age and Sex, Ancestry, Education, Income and Poverty, Housing, and Military Service.

National Center for Education Statistics NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations. Try “ED Stats At A Glance” or “Quick Tables And Figures” from the table of contents.

National Center for Health Statistics This site offers data on birth, death, disease, aging, health care, and more.


If you are in the library, you can find population and demographic statistics in the 304 – 317 call number ranges in the reference section. You can also find statistics in specific subject areas, such as crime and health. Ask a librarian if you need help.


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