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American Factfinder


"Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data." 


Census Bureau Economic Statistics


The Business and Industry pages from the Census offer the Economic Census, Economic Indicators, 

County Business Patterns, Enterprise Statistics, Monthly & Annual Retail Trade, Monthly & Annual Wholesale Trade, Nonemployer Statistics, Statistics of US Businesses, and more. 


Census of Population and Housing


Figures from the census counts of 1790-2010.




"CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends, brought to you by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan. With eye-catching graphics and exportable trend data, CensusScope is designed for both generalists and specialists."  With charts and trends,  maps, rankings, and also a section about racial segregation.




 Offers" easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health."


CIA World Factbook


Browse by country for information on social and economic conditions, key leaders, and diplomatic offices.


City Data


By collecting and analyzing data from a variety of government and private sources, we're able to create detailed, informative profiles for every city in the United States. From crime rates to weather patterns, you’ll find the data you're looking for on City-Data.com.

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/#ixzz4ecfm4Yjh


Consumer Price Index


Measures of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also compiles data on employment and wages. In addition, other data sets are available.


Country Statistical Information


Search by country for statistical information. From The World Bank.


County and City Data Books


Create customized reports with access to the 1988, 1994, and 2000 County and City Data Books.


County Comparisons - NJ


The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) is a leader in government and non-profit management and governance. Policy data from Business to Urban comparisons.


County Health Rankings


The rankings show a clickable U.S. map and search  showing the health factors and health outcomes of each county and/or state.




"Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets."


Data on the Net


A "listing of 363 Internet sites of numeric Social Science statistical data, data catalogs, data libraries, social science gateways, addresses and more."


Data Universe


Data available about government employees, homes and taxes, schools, crime, death records, immigration records, and more.


Education, demographics, transportation, current weather conditions, and other information about American cities and metropolitan areas throughout the U.S.A.


Fedstats: One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics


For statistics from over 70 federal agencies; alphabetical and keyword access. Topics include health, children, population, economics, environment, and more.


FRED: Federal Reserve Economic Data


International, national, and regional economic data.  Examples include the National Composte Home Price Index (since 1987), Total [Residential] Construction Spending, and various Consumer Price Index products.


Google News Initiative


Learn how information works by taking Google courses in journalism and other types of information.


Government Statistics


Federal government statistics arranged by specific subjects.


Historical United States Census Data Browser


An aid to browsing historical census data from 1790 to 1970.


Kids Count Data Center


Data by state and data across states.


Migration Information Source


A database of statistics "from numerous global organizations and governments, and global analysis of international migration and refugee trends."


National Center for Education Statistics


View data and surveys related to education in the United States.


National Center for Health Statistics


From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, births, deaths, immunization, family growth, aging, bone health, injuries, and many more topics.


Newark Open Data


"City data" covers general, not personal, information. Other public, private, academic and voluntary organizations are invited to open their data and use this platform to share it."


NJ Data Bank


"Comprehensive set of data on current issues in 20 policy areas in the NJ DataBank."


NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development Data Tools


Occupational employment statistics, a consumer price index, NJ census data, and employment projections.


Occupational Employment Statistics


Browse employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations.


OECD Statistics


Statistics by topic from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.




"The OFFSTATS database provides access to free statistics from official sources on the web. Web links are arranged by country, region or subject. The database can be searched by a single category, or a combination of categories. All of the content of the database is held in the public domain and is available through the Internet."


Population Reference Bureau


"The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment..." Locate population and health statistics in the Datafinder area of this Web site.


RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet


A directory of economic statistics from the American Economic Association.


Small Business Administration Research and Statistics


From the U.S. Small Business Administration, this site provides statistics on small business.


State Health Facts


The Henry J. Kaiser Family Health Foundation compilations of data about "minority" and women's health, HIV/AIDS, health costs, insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.


State of the States (2015)


This report made available by the Center for American Progress ranks each state in affordable housing, income gender gap, health insurance coverage, poverty, among others.  


Statistical Abstract of the United States


As the National Data Book this resource contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included.


Statistical Resources on the Web


From the University of Michigan, this directory lists Web sites which offer statistical information on topics such as energy, finance, politics, military, and much more.


Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web


The Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains this listing that includes some statistical agencies in foreign countries.


Tax Statistics


"A wide range of tables, articles, and data that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system."


TradeStats Express


Trade and industry data: state exports, merchandise trade with a selected market, and links to other data sources.


United Nations Statistics Division


Demographic, economic, environmental/energy, gender, and other statistics. 


United States Census


Population, economic and social conditions, housing, and business data are available. 


U.S. Data Sources




United States Historical Census Data Browser

From the Geospatial and Statistical Data Center at the University of Virginia Library, here are data for for each state and county from 1790 to 1960.  Topics covered include agriculture, the economy (including industry and employment), ethnicity and race.


The Washington Post - The Math of Mass Shootings in U.S.





Real time world statistics.


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