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Federal Government Information: Statistics

Guides to federal information by branch of government, plus some frequently-requested resources.

Statistical Sources


Statistical Abstract of the United States
The standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Also serves as reference guide to other statistical publications and sources.
online 1878-2012 Census Bureau
online 2013 Proquest
Print 1878-present MU ELLIS HA202 .A38
A comprehensive web portal to statistics published by the U.S. Government. More than 70 federal agencies produce statistics. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site as a single point of access to the full range of these official statistical resources. Includes subject and geographic indexes, mapping tools, a cross-agency search engine, and direct links to statistical agencies and data access tools.
online Coverage varies
Census Data
Population, housing, economic, and geographic data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.
online 1990-present American Factfinder
online 1790-present Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts
online 1790-1960 University of Virginia
Print 1790-present Decennial Census volumes
online 1980-present Missouri Census Data Center
Federal Statistical Agencies
Other Resources

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