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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-present Proquest
Print 1878-present MU ELLIS HA202 .A38
Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology 
The Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) is an interagency committee dedicated to improving the quality of Federal statistics. The FCSM was created by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to inform and advise OMB and the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy (ICSP) on methodological and statistical issues that affect the quality of Federal data.
online Coverage varies
Census Data
Population, housing, economic, and geographic data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.
online 2000-present
online 1790-present Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts
online 1790-present National Historical Geographic Information System
Print 1790-present Decennial Census volumes
online 1980-present Missouri Census Data Center
Federal Statistical Agencies
Other Resources

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