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This guide will help you find U.S. and international data and statistics.
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Use this guide to find data & statistics on a wide range of topics. Use the tabs at the top to select the type of data (U.S. general, crime, immigration, education, etc.) or to select international data.

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U.S. - General Data

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This link provides the most current year and requires a Purchase login. For older editions see column next to this one, on U.S. Historical Data.
  • American Factfinder from the U.S. Census Bureau
    Contains data from the Census, including income, education, health, and much more. You can get data about a very specific geographic area, everything from the national level to a census "block."
  • State and Metropolitan Area Data Book
    Detailed data on population, education, crime, death rates, energy, and much more.
  • General Social Survey
    The General Social Survey (GSS) conducts basic scientific research on the structure and development of American society with a data-collection program designed to both monitor social change within the United States and to compare the United States to other nations. From the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.
    Data from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
  • Statistical Resources on the Web
    Provides links to statistics on a range of topics. You can browse or search for sites. Maintained by the University of Michigan Library Documents Center
  • Fed Stats
    Contains official statistical information from the federal government. You can browse or search for statistical information from many federal agencies.
  • Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web
    Provides links to domestic and international sources of statistics on the web. Covers a wide range of topics.
  • New York State Statistical Yearbook
    Detailed data on population, employment, health and much more. Contains data on the state, counties, cities, and some data on town/village level. From the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government at the University at Albany. Also available in print at Purchase (Ref HA544 .A2).
  • LexisNexis Academic Universe
    Includes polls and surveys, as well as country and state profiles. (If you are off-campus, you will need to login using your firstname.lastname and your Purchase email password.)

U.S. - Historical Data


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