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U.S. Statistical Information

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American Factfinder
Interactive, searchable database on the Internet that is used to find population, housing, industry and business statistics from the U.S. Census. Data collected in Census 2010, the Census of Population and Housing, the American Community Survey and the Economic Census. American Factfinder allows the user to compile census data into tables, maps and downloadable files, which can be viewed or printed.

State and County Quick Facts
Collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States at the state and county level. 

FEDSTATS - Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
Gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies. 

Selected Historical Statistics
Selected historical statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau 1790-1990

Statistical Abstract of the United States(Free Version) 
National Data Book containing a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States as well as selected international data. (Historical data is added as completed). 1789-2012

Statistical Abstract of the United States(Subscription Version)

Current version of the national data book, available only to UCM students, faculty, and staff

Business and Economics

Agricultural Statistics (1936 to present): Annual data book on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Census Bureau Economic Programs

Current Industrial Reports

Economic Briefing Rooms

Economic Indicators 

Economic Report of the President (1995 to present)

Economic Surveys

Federal Reserve System

Foreign Trade Statistics
includes statistics by country, state and product.


Bureau of Justice Statistics

Campus Security Statistics

Federal Bureau of Investigation

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)
Preserves and distributes computerized crime and justice data from Federal agencies, state agencies, and investigator initiated research projects to users for secondary statistical analysis.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
One of the largest criminal and juvenile justice libraries and databases in the world, the NCJRS Abstracts Database. The collection, with holdings from the early 1970s to the present, contains more than 180,000 publications, reports, articles, and audiovisual products from the United States and around the world. These resources include statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearing transcripts, and training materials.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Updates of tables and new data sources continually are received and prepared for presentation in the print edition.


Environmental Protection Agency

Online Climate Data and Weather Observations

Threatened and Endangered Species Database System


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MEDLINEplus: Health Statistics

National Center for Health Statistics

Health Data Tools and Statistics
Links to health statistics and data sets as well as resources to support data collection.


Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Quarterly Workforce Indicators
QWI measure the performance of the local economy includes Total Employment, Net Job Flows, New Hires, Job Creation, Turnover, and Avg Monthly Earnings. Breakdown by state, county, and Metro Area. Breakdowns can also be made by detailed industry.

Unemployment Weekly Claims
From the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration

Population and Geography

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics

American Community Survey
Provides estimates of demographic, housing, social, and economic characteristics every year for all states, as well as for all cities, counties, metropolitan areas, and population groups of 65,000 people or more.

Census Bureau

Easy-to-use tool for investigating demographic trends at the state, county, and metropolitan level. It provides summary statistics, charts, and maps.


Census Bureau Education Statistics
Includes Current Population Surveys for educational attainment (highest level of school completed or the highest degree received) and field of training (highest degree received, field of training, and economic status).

National Center for Education Statistics