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KEY DATA RESOURCES - GENERAL

  • American Factfinder
    American Factfinder is the Census Bureau's data access point. It provides tools to look up, view and deliver data, reports, tables, maps and fact sheets on United States population, economy and industry statistics. Large and small scale geographies, eg., states, counties, places, census tracts and blocks can be searched. Data sets are from the Decennial Census, American Community Survey, Annual Population Estimates, Economic Census, and annual economic surveys. All data sets and statistics may be freely downloaded or viewed online.

    American FactFinder: How do I find all the Census Tracts in a Place?

    Coverage: Data sets are current and include the 2010 and 2000 Decennial Census, and the American Community Survey.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S.)
    U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, an agency withing the U.S. Department of Commerce produces economic statistics about major functions of the U.S. economy. National Income and Product accounts, GDP, personal income and outlays, and regional economic indicators are the major data sets produced by BEA.

    Related: See also BEA interactive tables for NIPA, GDP, regional and international data sets to view online or download.
  • Data.Gov
    As a priority Open Government Initiative for President Obama's administration, 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. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added. Federal, Executive Branch data are included in the first version of Data.gov.
  • FedStats
    FedStats is no longer being updated, but is still useful. as a gateway to statistics from over 100 United States Federal government agencies. Link directly to statistical data from agencies, for example, the Census Bureau, and the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Access statistics by topics or subjects like crime, education, etc. Search across Federal government agencies using words or phrases to find agencies with statistics. Data sets vary by agency and format.
  • Historical Census Browser
    This site allows users to examine, manipulate and map data from the U.S. Censuses from 1790-1960. It is a powerful and easy-to-use resource produced by the Geospatial and Statistical Data Center at the University of Virginia Library
  • Historical Statistics of the United States, Earliest Times to the Present, Millennial Edition [via Cambridge University Press]  Icon
    Historical Statistics of the United States (HSUS) was culled from more than 1,000 sources to produce nearly 2,000 tables containing some 37,000 time series covering virtually every quantifiable dimension of American history: agriculture, population, the economy, government, welfare and work. Each series is fully documented and placed in historical context by a scholar in the field. Tables can be downloaded and viewed, as well as graphed and merged into custom tables.

    The 5-volume print edition of Historical Statistics of the United States is available in Shields Library Gov Info Reference and H/SS Reference (HA202 .H57) and the Agricultural and Resource Economics Library (HA202 .H57 2006)
  • Neighborhood Change Database [NCDB] Tract Data from 1970 to 2010  Icon
    Neighborhood Change Database (NCDB) gives users instant access to US Census data from 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010 at the census tract level. The All years normalized to 2010 selection allows you to compare data for various years. The data for years 1970, 1980, 1990, and 2000 are recalculated and normalized, and the report uses the 2010 tract ID (FIPS code). This allows you to compare data for various years within the exact same boundary definitions. By selecting "All years normalized to 2010" you can do actual apples-to-apples comparisons of historic data in 2010 tract definitions.
    American FactFinder: How do I find all the Census Tracts in a Place?
  • NHGIS National Historical Geographic Information System
    The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) is a historical GIS project to create and freely disseminate a database incorporating all available aggregate census information for the United States between 1790 and 2000. The project has created one of the largest collections in the world of statistical census information, much of which was not previously available to the research community because of legacy data formats and differences between metadata formats. In addition, NHGIS has created cartographic boundary files compatible with every census, and over 50 million lines of metadata describing the collection. The statistical and geographic data are disseminated free of charge through a sophisticated online data access system.
    American FactFinder: How do I find all the Census Tracts in a Place?
  • Proquest Statistical Insight  Icon
    Index and abstract to government statistics helps to locate data. Provides quick statistical tables and also indexes a large number of statistics from federal government, international and state sources. Search by topic. Includes the Statistical Abstract Online.
  • Social Explorer  
      
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    Social Explorer provides quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. The interface lets users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change.
    Contents are:
    The entire US Census from 1790 to 2010.
    The entire American Community Survey (ACS) from 2005 to 2011.
    All annual updates from the American Community Survey.
    InfoGroup data on religious congregations in the United States for 2009 and 2010, including maps for counties and special census areas, as well as point maps of the actual congregation locations.
    The Religious Congregations and Membership Study (RCMS) from 1980 to 2010.
    Carbon Emissions Data for 2002 from the Vulcan Project.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States [Proquest Online Edition]  Icon
    The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. The government-published Statistical Abstract of the U.S. was discontinued following publication of the 2012 edition.

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