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U.S. Statistics (Sources)

If you are looking for statistical information on the United States, check the following titles as a beginning.

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/ (current year)
    r 317.3 U25sta (1879-date)
    The U.S. Census Bureau is terminating the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011.
    This is a compilation of statistics on all facets of American life, collected by both governmental and non-governmental agencies. References are given with each table, citing the original source of the information. Ther is a detailed subject index.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970
    r HA 202 .B87 1975
    This supplement to Statistical Abstract includes comparative historical statistics for the United States.
  • Statistical Sources
    Wasserman, Paul, ed.
    rq Z 7551 .S84 (yr.)
    This is a compilation of statistical sources, both governmental and non-governmental, covering both the United States and foreign countries. Arrangement is alphabetical, by subject.
  • American Statistical Index/Abstract
    rq Z 7554 .U5 A4x (1973-date)
    This source covers statistical publications of the U.S. Government. There are monthly supplements and annual cumulations of both parts. Indexes are by subject/names, categories (geographic, economic, demographic), titles, and by agency report numbers.
  • FedStats
    http://www.fedstats.gov/
    This internet database, compiled by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, provides "easy access to the full range of statistics and information" produced by more than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government.