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.
Provides comprehensive access to statistical information published by U.S. states and private publishers, federal government agencies, and international organizations. If available, links are given to a full-text web-based version of the publication cited. Other features of LexisNexis Statistical include an extensive list of links to government and university statistical websites. Comprehensive online Help is available, not only for searching LexisNexis Statistical, but also for finding frequently-requested statistical data and for understanding and interpreting statistical information.
This is the Census Bureau's search page for Decennial Census data, including the 1990 and 2000 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 Estimates Program.
More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Inter agency 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.
Indicators (WDI) Online
Provides economic, social, demographic, and environmental data by region and country.
Information about the census in progress.
The Census Bureau's American FactFinder allows the user to query for data from the 2000 Census.
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.
Population & Housing Statistics by Zip
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.
Current 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.
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.
IDB-International Data Base, US Census Bureau
The International Data Base (IDB) is a 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.
A compilation from the Population Reference Bureau of U.S. demographic information, summarized from Census Bureau and other federal agency information.
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 States.
National 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 care.
Health and Retirement
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.
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.
GESIS provides services in support of social science research including the development and supply of databases with information on social science literature and research activities as well as the archiving and provision of survey data from social research.
Council of European Social Science Data
CESSDA promotes the acquisition, archiving and distribution of electronic data for social science teaching and research in Europe and provides a catalog of the contents of all participating archives.
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.
The WHO Statistical Information System is a guide to health and health-related epidemiological, technological, and statistical information available from the World Health Organization.
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.
Economic Report of
"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."
Annual series providing economic profile of counties, metro areas, zip codes, states, and the United States. Data include employment, payroll, and number of establishments by industry.
(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.
WISERTrade is a database on foreign trade by State produced by the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. The data are available quarterly, detailed by state, 2-digit SIC industry code, country, and value and weight by method of transportation. MISER produces both "origin of movement" and "exporter location" data series.
Panel Study of
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 were 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 inter-generational analysis and for studying both individuals and families.
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.
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.
Division of Science Resources Statistics
The Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) fulfills the legislative mandate of the National Science Foundation Act to provide a central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on scientific and engineering resources, and to provide a source of information for policy formulation by other agencies of the Federal Government.
Agricultural Statistics Service
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. NASS also conducts the Census of Agriculture every 5 years.
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.
Storm Event Database
This database currently contains: The Storm Events Database, which contains data from the following sources: All Weather Events from 1993 - current, as entered into Storm Data. (Except 6/93 - 7/93, which is missing) Plus additional data from the Storm Prediction Center; Including Tornadoes 1950-1992, Thunderstorm Winds 1959-1992, and Hail 1959-1992
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.
Statistics and Economics
The National Marine Fisheries Service Fisheries Statistics & Economics Division collects data and coordinates information and research programs to support the science-based stewardship of the nation's living marine resources.
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 61-Year List of Severe Weather Fatalities.
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.
Wisconsin-Madison: Data and Program Library Service
Data and Program Library Service (DPLS) is the central repository of data collections used by the social science research community at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
American Religion Data Archive
The ARDA collection includes data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups (individuals, congregations and denominations).