Statistics and Numeric Data
Sources under each category are topically arranged with the more general tools at the top,
descending to more narrow or specific resources at the bottom of the list. This page lists
statistical resources that can be found on the Internet, but please note, a vast amount of
statistical information is available in paper tools only.
General Statistics Databases
Proquest Statistical Insight
- Provides comprehensive access to statistical information. Use the Search Abstracts screen to
search abstracts and indexes to U.S., state, international and intergovernmental statistical
sources compiled in American Statistics Index, Statistical Reference Index and Index to
International Statistics (ASI, SRI & IIS). If available, links are also given to a full-text
web-based version of the publication cited.
- This is the Census Bureau's search page for Decennial Census data, including the 2000 and
2010 Censuses. It also includes data from the American Community Survey, which is conducted
annually between decennial censuses, the five year Economic Census, and the Population
- "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
Census Bureau Web Site
- Subtitled "the official statistics," this website bills itself as "your source for social,
demographic and economic information."
- Comprehensive statistical information including Building Permits, Census Tract Street
Locator, County Business Patterns, International Trade Data, Detailed Occupation by Race,
Hispanic Origin and Sex, USA Counties, and Public Law 94-171 Data on Age by Race and Hispanic
Statistical Abstract of the United States
- "As the National Data Book it contains a collection of statistics on social and economic
conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included." In 2012 the US
Census stopped publishing this title. Beginning 2013 see the ProQuest print version:
Statistics of the United States
The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. HSUS includes information on
population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, economic sectors, and governance
and internation relations.
United States Historical Census Data Browser
- The data presented here describe the people and the economy of the US for each state and county
from 1790 to 1970. The data displayed here were initially created by ICPSR under study number 0003,
"Historical Demographic, Economic and Social Data: The United States, 1790-1970.
- This resource from the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School
of Business, includes population, housing, income, and labor data for counties, demographic and
workforce data for states, and the ability to create a side-by-side comparison of data for metro
and county areas.
- Provides economic, social, demographic, and environmental data by region and country.
Population and Demographics
- The Census Bureau's 2010 Census.
Population Estimates and Projections
Census State Population Projections
- Center for Disease Control's Wonder extractor allows the user to pick geographies, race,
gender, age, and time for the estimates database. Geographies, times, and demographics can be
picked for the projection database. Users can create a two dimensional table using any of five
- Ferret (Federal Electronic Research Review Extraction Tool) provides interactive access to all
major Current Population Surveys and supplements as far back as 1992 (years vary by supplements),
the 1992, 1993, and available 1996 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), and the 1997
Survey of Program Dynamics, in addition to selected health related surveys. Selected data (raw or
SAS data sets) or descriptive statistics can be accessed. Download options are available.
University of California-Berkeley
- This system contains data from SSTF1, SSTF2 (Ancestry of the Population of the US) SSTF3
(Persons of Hispanic Origin in the United States), and SSTF5 (Characteristics of Asian and Pacific
Islander Population of the US) at this time.
Population & Housing Statistics by Zip Code
- California State University at Northridge has created a resource of statistics and mapped data
at the zip code level. Subject areas covered include business, politics, education, health,
environment and strategies to find more.
Ohio State University Census Index
- Census Index is designed to improve access to U.S. Census information in library collections by
providing an online index to Census publications. Decennial Census publications records between
1790 and 1997 are in the database which are primarily print (paper) publications.
Population Reports and Other Population Reports Series
- The Ohio State University Libraries offers this web site index to Current Population Reports, a
series published by the U.S. Census Bureau. It covers a variety of topics, including
children, disability, voting patterns, commuting, and educational attainment.
Wisconsin-Madison Center for Demography and Ecology
- Center for Demography and Ecology is a multi-disciplinary faculty research cooperative for
social scientific demographic research whose membership includes sociologists, rural sociologists,
economists, epidemiologists, and statisticians.
FAOSTAT-Food and Agriculture Organization
Statistics on Population
- FAOSTAT is an on-line and multilingual databases currently containing over 1 million
time-series records covering international statistics in the following areas: production, trade,
food balance sheets, fertilizer and pesticides, land use and irrigation, forest products, fishery
products, population, agricultural machinery, and food aid shipments.
Data Base, 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.
- 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.
- This site was developed by the Centre for Europe's Children to give on-line access to the
UNICEF TransMONEE database. It gives rapid access to economic and social statistics for 27
transition countries in Central Europe and the former USSR.
- MEASURE DHS assists developing countries worldwide in the collection and use of data to monitor
and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. Demographic and health surveys provide
information on family planning, maternal and child health, child survival, HIV/AIDS/STIs (sexually
transmitted infections), and reproductive health.
Social Science Data
- A compilation from the Population Reference Bureau and Social Science Data Analysis Network of
U.S. demographic information, summarized from Census Bureau and other federal agency
- Search the holdings of the largest data archive. The Inter-university Consortium for Political
and Social Research (ICPSR), located within the Institute for Social Research at the University of
Michigan , is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization serving member colleges and
universities in the United States and abroad.
Assessing the New Federalism State
- This system allows the user to access information at the state level on income security,
health, child well-being, demographics, fiscal and political conditions, and social services.
Users can pick variables and years and 50 state tables (HTML format only) are generated for
selected recent years. The database can also be downloaded for installation and use on the
The Henry A. Murray Research Archive
- The Henry A. Murray Research Archive is the permanent repository for quantitative and
qualitative research data at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and provides physical
storage for the entire IQSS Dataverse Network.
Justice and Crime
Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Statistics collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on
crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of
Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center
- The Bureau of Justice Statistics, through its Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center
(FJSRC), compiles comprehensive information describing suspects and defendants processed in the
federal criminal justice system. Data is available for the years 1998-2010.
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
- The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) is a special topic archive of the
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of
Michigan. NACJD acquires, archives, processes, and provides access to electronic criminal justice
data collections for research and instruction.
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.
Vital Statistics and Health
- CDC WONDER is an easy-to-use system that provides a single point of access to a wide variety of
CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data. Among the useful vital and health related
statistical data sets Wonder provides extraction for are: AIDS cases reported by state and local
health departments, SEER (cancer surveillance, epidemiology and end results), ICD9 Finder (disease
by classification number), state injury mortality data, mortality, natality, sexually transmitted
disease morbidity, and tuberculosis surveillance.
- The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute
is the most authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United
Center for Health Statistics
- NCHS is the Federal Government's principal vital and health statistics agency. NCHS data
systems include data on vital events as well as information on health status, lifestyle and
exposure to unhealthy influences, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use of
Health and Retirement Study
- The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study surveys more than 22,000 Americans over
the age of 50 every two years. Supported by the National Institute on Aging, the study paints an
emerging portrait of an aging America's physical and mental health, insurance coverage, financial
status, family support systems, labor market status, and retirement planning.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data
- SAMHDA is an initiative of the Office of Applied Studies at the Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The
goal of the archive is to provide ready access to substance abuse and mental health research data
and to promote the sharing of these data among researchers, academics, policymakers, service
providers, and others, thereby increasing the use of the data in understanding and assessing
substance abuse and mental health problems and the impact of related treatment systems.
The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent
- Add Health is a school-based study of the health-related behaviors of adolescents in grades
7-12. It has been designed to explore the causes of these behaviors, with an emphasis on the
influence of social context. Users can pick variables, type of central tendency, and type of
Community Health Status Indicators
- The Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) project team created 3,082 reports of health
status indicators, one for each county in the nation. Community health improvement begins
with an assessment of needs, quantification of vulnerable populations, and measurement of
preventable disease, disability, and death.
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
- With HCUPnet, you have easy access to national statistics and trends and selected state
statistics about hospital stays. HCUPnet generates statistics using data from the Nationwide
Inpatient Sample, the Kid's Inpatient Database, and the State Inpatient Databases for states that
participate. HCUPnet is part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project of the Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality.
Council of European Social Science Data Archives
- CESSDA promotes the acquisition, archiving and distribution of electronic data for social
science teaching and research in Europe.
- The main objective of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among
nations through education, science, culture and communication, in order to further universal
respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which
are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion,
by the Charter of the United Nations.
Education Policy and
- EPDC provides global education data,
tools for data visualization, and policy-oriented analysis aimed at improving
- and learning in developing
Vital Statistics and Health
- The Global Health Observatory is the World Health Organization's portal providing access to
data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation. It includes health statistics by
country and is also organized around health themes.
- MEASURE DHS+ assists developing countries worldwide in the collection and use of data to
monitor and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. Demographic and health surveys
provide information on family planning, maternal and child health, child survival, HIV/AIDS/STIs
(sexually transmitted infections), and reproductive health.
- The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base was developed and is maintained by the Health Studies
Branch, International Programs Center, Population Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census, with funds
from the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Carolina Population Center
- The Carolina Population Center (CPC) is a community of scholars associated to promote
population research and research training at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They
have a number of current
research projectsand data available.
Economics and Business
Economic Report of the President
- "The Economic Report of the President is transmitted to Congress no later than ten days after
the submission of the budget. The Report includes; 1) current and foreseeable trends and annual
numerical goals concerning topics such as employment, unemployment, production, real income and
Federal budget outlays 2) employment objectives for significant groups of the labor force 3) annual
numeric goals and 4) a program for carrying out program objectives."
Business Statistics by Zip Code
- ZIP Code Business Patterns provides data on total number of establishments and number of
establishments by employment-size classes by detailed industry. Data are collected annually. The
application allows access to data from 1994 to the most recent year for which data are publicly
County Business Patterns
- Annual series providing economic profile of counties, states, and the United States. Data
include employment, payroll, and number of establishments by industry.
FRED (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis),
- FRED contains historical U.S. economic and financial data, including daily U.S. interest rates,
monetary and business indicators, exchange rates, and regional economic data for Arkansas,
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.
State Trade Data
- The Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau complied data on foreign trade by
- Taken every five years, the Economic Censuses provide industry data for the United States,
states, and counties, broken down by industry, product, commodity, or service, (mostly by SIC
code). Tables include sales or value of shipments, employment, financial, and operating statistics.
For agriculture, number of farms and credit information is included.
- Each issue provides annual and monthly or quarterly data concerning employment and wages,
prices, money supply and interest rates, as well as income and production.
REIS (Regional Economic
- Provides local area economic data for states, counties, and metropolitan areas for 1969-1995.
Statistics in the data base include: personal income and earning variables, full and part
employment variables, transfer payments variables, and farm income and expenses variables.
Panel Study of Income Dynamics
- The PSID is a longitudinal survey of a representative sample of US individuals and the families
in which they reside. It has been ongoing since 1968. The data was collected annually through 1997,
and biennially starting in 1999. The data files contain the full span of information collected over
the course of the study. PSID data can be used for cross-sectional, longitudinal, and
intergenerational analysis and for studying both individuals and families.
Penn World Tables
- Historical data, from 1959-, for 30+ categories of economic statistics for 152 countries and 29
subjects. Topics include GDP, exchange rate information, capital stock per worker,
construction, an import/export information.
Living Standards Measurement Study
- Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) household surveys have become an important tool in
measuring and understanding poverty in developing countries. The Development Economics Research
Group (DECRG) of the World Bank maintains this website to make available to researchers around the
world the data sets and methodological lessons from these surveys.
Science, History and Miscelleneous
The National Center
for Science and Engineering Statistics
- The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), formerly the Division of
Science Resources Statistics, was established within the National Science Foundation by Section 505
of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. The new name signals the central role of NCSES
in the collection, interpretation, analysis, and dissemination of objective data on the science and
National Agricultural Statistics Service
- American agriculture is continually counted, measured, priced, analyzed, and reported to
provide the facts needed by people working throughout this vast industry. Each year, NASS conducts
hundreds of surveys and prepares reports covering virtually every facet of U.S. agriculture, such
as production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and
wages, and farm aspects of the industry. NASS publications cover a wide range of subjects, from
traditional crops, such as corn and wheat, to specialties, such as mushrooms and flowers; from
calves born to hogs slaughtered; from agricultural prices to land in farms.
US Census Agricultural Statistics
- The US Census Bureau offers a number of data tables related to agriculture. Topics
covered include: a general agricultural census, land surveys, irrigation, horticulture specialties,
and information on US territories.
National Climatic Data Center
- NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data. NCDC produces numerous climate
publications and responds to data requests from all over the world. NCDC operates the World Data
Center for Meteorology, Asheville which is collocated at NCDC.
- Search the NCDC Storm Events Database to find various types of storms recorded in your
county. The database currently contains data from Oct. 2006 to Present, as entered by NOAA's
National Weather Service (NWS).The entire Storm Events Database (1950 to Present) is available as a
Microsoft Access database by clicking on the "FTP Access" from the main page.
National Environmental Data Index
- The National Environmental Data Index (NEDI) provides direct access to environmental data and
National Geophysical Data Center
- The NGDC plays an integral role in the nation's research into the environment as well as
provides environmental data to the public domain. Topics covered include: topography,
geomagnetism, satellites, habitats, space weather, oceanic geophysical information, terrestrial
information, snow and ice data, and hazard information.
- The National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Science and Technology collects data
and coordinates information and research programs to support the science-based stewardship of the
nation's living marine resources.
National Natural Hazards Statistics
- The U.S. Natural Hazard Statistics provide statistical information on fatalities, injuries and
damages caused by weather related hazards. In addition to the files here, you can access
a 70+ year List of Severe Weather Fatalities.
National Ice Center
- NIC's mission is to provide the highest quality operational global regional and tactical scale
sea ice analyses and forecasts tailored to meet the requirements of U.S. national interests; and
provide selected meteorological and oceanographic data (METOC) services to specified DOD agencies
in the Washington D.C. area.
National Oceanographic Data Center
- The National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) is one of three NOAA environmental data centers,
and serves as a national repository and dissemination facility for global ocean data.
Electronic Records Archives
- In the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA's) efforts to ensure ready access
to essential evidence, the Center for Electronic Records appraises, accessions, preserves and
provides access to U.S. Federal Government electronic records of continuing value. Subjects covered
are agriculture, genealogical, education, economics and financial, health statistics, environment
issues, military, and science and technology.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Data & Information Services Center
- Data & Information Services Center (DISC) is the central repository of data
collections used by the social science research community at the University of
Characteristics of Census Tracts in Nine
U.S. Cities, 1940-1960
- Data on the 1960 characteristics of census tracts and the physicians located within them were
collected for nine cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Newark, New Orleans,
Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. In addition, 1940 and 1950 data are available for Chicago and
Growth of American Families, 1955 and
- These studies focus on women's attitudes toward fertility and family planning in 1955 and 1960.
Information about women's attitudes toward marriage, contraception and children was collected.
Additional demographic and socioeconomic variables were included to identify factors influencing
their family planning and fertility decisions.
Governmental Units Analysis Data, 1960:
Urban Racial Disorders, 1961-1968
- This data file consists of individual riot and riot summary information for civil disorders
which occurred between 1961 and 1968 in cities with a 1960 population exceeding 25,000.
Characteristics of Municipios
- This data set contains socio-economic characteristics of the population of each municipio:
occupational and industrial structure, educational attainment, migration, urbanization,
bilingualism, etc. Data is from the 1950 and 1960 Mexico Census.
Political Elites in
- This dataset contains information on the political office holder's sex, birthplace,
profession/occupations, military service, date and place of birth and death, father's occupation,
education (preparation, length, attainment, specialization, foreign training), travel abroad,
intellectual activities (publications, teaching), political affiliation, political offices held and
length of stay, activity during the revolution of 1910-1920, geographical entity represented,
memberships in political and other organizations.
French Old Regime Bureaucrats:
Intendants de Province, 1661-1790
- This data file contains the names of Intendants and periods of incumbancy in different
intendances (provinces). In about 20 percent of the cases, years of birth, years of death, and
years of entry to official service (becoming Maitre des Requetes) are also given.
Russian Imperial Bureaucracy,
- This site provides access to the raw data and documentation which contains information on
Russian adminstrative elites, includes ca. 415 governors: dates of incumbency in different central
administrative, territorial, foreign trade, Imperial Court, top Moscow and St. Petersburg posts;
dates of attaining each of top four civil and military ranks; dates of birth, death and entrance
into civil service.
- This site provides access to the raw data and documentation files for the Census and Property
Survey for Florentine Domains and the City of Verona in Fifteenth Century Italy, also known as the
Catasto study. For more information about the Catasto study and dataset, please read the Study
Slave Movement During the Eighteenth and
- This site provides access to the raw data and documentation which contains information on the
following slave trade topics from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: records of slave ship
movement between Africa and the Americas, slave ships of eighteenth century France, slave trade to
Rio de Janeiro, Virginia slave trade in the eighteenth century, English slave trade (House of Lords
Survey), Angola slave trade in the eighteenth century, internal slave trade to Rio de Janeiro,
slave trade to Havana, Cuba, Nantes slave trade in the eighteenth century, and slave trade to
Religion Data Archives (ARDA)
- The ARDA collection includes data on churches and church membership, religious professionals,
and religious groups (individuals, congregations, and denominations).