This guide will show you how to find statistical data through the University of Missouri libraries.
This guide is intended as an introduction to finding statistics resources in the MU Libraries and beyond.
Click on the gold tabs above to find the information you need.
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- American FactFinder
This site will guide to to data on your community. Choose:-Fact Sheet for quick access to basic demographic, social and economic data on your city, town, county or state or ZIP Code.-People to find more popular tables on a variety of topics (age, education, income, race and more) for your area.-Housing to find popular tables on home values, ownership, housing characteristics and mortgage.-Business and Government for data on housing starts, government finances, foreign trade and more.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States 1878-2012
This is a good place to start when looking for any type of data including demographic. The focus is U.S., but there is some information on foreign countries as well. Use the link for the PDF version and its index. Using the search box doesn't retrieve accurate results. Remember the numbers refer to table numbers, not pages. For international data, look under foreign countries in the index.
- Statistical Data Sets
Provides data visualization for more than 500 datasets from government and private industry, both domestic and international. Emphasis is in 20th century U.S. economic data and includes diverse subjects such as health, politics, demographics, social services and environmental data. Time spans vary by topic. Charting, plotting and mapping options available. Export data into MS Excel, XML, PDF, or into shape files for GIS.
Created by Emily Smart, Graduate Reference Assistant 2011-2012.