Note - More sources for statistics can be found on the
Information Services webpage and for help with high-end statistics questions, specifically
manipulating or combining large data sets please visit
Numeric and Spatial Data Services.
For U.S. statistics; lists topics as well as individual government agencies.
Provides access to a wide-range of statistics produced by governmental organizations. Great
place to go for current statistics on almost any topic.
Statistical Resources on the Web
By the University of Michigan. Tons of starting places, divided by topic area (agriculture,
health, education, economics, etc.). Very easy to use.
Hosted by the U.S. Census. Also a good source for data about agriculture, education,
employment, health, law, etc. Their website features valuable links to other official statistical
resources, both domestic and international.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
A national data book of statistics that reflect the social and economic condition of the
United States. Updated annually, this book also includes a guide to other statistical resources and
some international information.
Business and Economics
Provides in-depth statistical analysis of political and economic trends in 195 countries
world-wide. Reports include country profiles, risk ratings, licensing and trade information as well
as G-8 and regional forecasts.
of Labor Statistics
Includes statistics on employment, prices and living conditions (e.g the Consumer Price
Index), productivity, and more.
Provides detailed company information - key numbers, people, stock information, performance
ratings, etc. - and also allows you to compare with industry-wide trends. Information is updated
Monetary Fund: International Financial Statistics
A database for both international and domestic financial statistics. Includes tables for
over 200 countries world-wide as well as current data on international exchange rates, interest
rates, inflation, deflation, international banking, government accounts, etc.
U.S. Bureau of
Monitors trade, traffic data for automobiles, airlines, etc., travel, and more.
U.S. Bureau of
Statistics about: Crime and victims, Drugs and crime, Criminal offenders, The justice system
in the United States, Law enforcement, Prosecution, Courts and sentencing, Corrections, Justice
expenditure, and employment.
Uniform Crime Reports
Published by the FBI, includes statistics on crime in the United States, Hate Crimes, Law
Enforcement officers killed and assaulted, etc.
Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
A division of the Department of Education that publishes a number of statistical resources
including the Digest of Education Statistics, Education Statistics Quarterly, the annual Condition
of Education, and Projections of Education Statistics to 2013.
Specializes in compiling statistics in the areas of culture & communication, education,
and science & technology. A good source for data on international education. Click on
Statistics in the Services section in the right column.
Provides easy access to both state and federal agencies that produce statistics. Allows you
to search by agency or subject area.
White House Federal Government Statistics
Official White House site organized into themed "briefing rooms" that will link you to other
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
A division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, their website is free,
searchable, and contains a vast array of health statistics and surveys. They publish the National
Vital Statistics Report.
MedlinePlus Health Statistics
A website that's maintained by the National Library of Medicine. Has a wealth of practical
information about many health-related issues. You can do a general search for statistics and it
will list them by category and provide the original source citations.
Their page on Health Services Research includes an extensive list of links to both federal
and private sources of health-related data sets, statistics, assessments, sources of funding,
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."
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.
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.
A multidisciplinary database of journal articles dating back to the 1800s, all available in
online in PDF full-texts. For best results, do an advanced search for a keyword + statistics. This
is a good option for primary source material in a number of fields.
Statistics by Subject
A page hosted by the library containing links to resources for Illinois statistics of all
kinds. Broken down by subject.
Nations Statistics Division
An excellent source for global statistics regarding such areas as social conditions,
population and demographics, economic factors, the environment, industry, trade, etc. Also features
an extensive page of links to other official statistical resources, both domestic and
Human Development Reports
Ranks and compares countries on a wide variety of statistics; let's you build custom tables
comparing a wide variety of statistics between countries.
Lists population, government, military, and economic information for nations recognized by
the United States.
Provides economic, social, demographic, and environmental data by region and country.