Statistics and Data on the Web

A Guide to Key Sites

United States

Agriculture

Crime and Justice

Economy & Business

Education

Historical

Population & Demographics

Religion

Trade

Transportation

California

Central Valley

County, City, and Local

CSU Stanislaus

International

Search Engines and Directories

See Also:     Original Data Sets (ICPSR, etc.)

 

Statistical Search Engines and Directories

American FactFinder - Search for statistics on people, housing, business and government compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.

FedStats Search - Search for statistics on wide variety of topics compiled by over 100 U.S. government agencies. See also the list of topics and agencies from their Website

Statistical Resources on the Web - Most comprehensive single directory of government statistical websites, organized by subject.

United States Bureau of the Census - Most prolific data gathering agency of the U.S. government, with in-depth coverage of the population (demographics) and the economy.

 

United States Statistics

American FactFinder - Search for statistics on people, housing, business and government compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Latest Federal Government Statistics - Most recent statistics on crime, education, employment, health, income, population, prices, trade, and transportation, compiled by the White House.

Statistical Abstract of the United States - The best place to start in print, the latest edition is available at the library's reference desk.  Each annual edition is packed with entries on a wide varieties of topics, such as people, health, education, business and economy, transportation, energy, defense, etc.  The website covers 1878 to the present.

Agriculture

Agricultural Statistics - Annual report on crops, livestock, finances, etc., compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Print copy shelved in the library's government documents collection under the call number U.S.DOCS A 1.47:

Crime and Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics - Government agency which compiles reports on a wide variety of topics related to crime and justice.

Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) - Most comprehensive single report on crime in the nation, compiled by the FBI from police/law enforcement reports. Published each year as a book called Crime in the United States, shelved in the library's government documents section under the call number: DOCS J 1.14/7:

Demographics and People

Census Bureau - Detailed demographic data (including race, age, family status, income, education) on every location in the United States, plus reports on income/poverty, housing, and population projects.

Population Reference Bureau United States Data Finder- Quick look up for race, age, education, and family data for every state.

Economy

Economic Briefing Room - Most recent statistics on durable goods, housing, income, inventories, sales, and trade, compiled by the Census Bureau.

Census Bureau Economic Programs - Monthly reports include sales, inventories, and housing starts, annual reports include number of size of businesses by industry in each state and county. Every five years, the Economic Census includes detailed snapshots on inpidual industries.

Economic Indicators - Latest monthly data on the state of the U.S. economy.

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Data on employment, inflation, prices, productivity and wages.

Education

Ed-Data - Includes data for California only on types of schools (including charter schools) and districts, enrollment, class size, technology, race and language, special education, and teachers.

National Center for Education Statistics - Government agency which compiles detailed data on education such as:

NAEP - Nation's Report Card - Results of the national standardized achievement tests in reading and math.

Digest of Education Statistics - Detailed annual report on schools, students, and the educational environment.  Print copy available in the library.

Condition of Education - analysis of educational indicators.  Print copy shelved in the library's government document collection under the call number U.S. DOCS ED 1.109: 

School District Profiles - Demographic information on the population of inpidual school districts, including age, average family size, income, and poverty status.

Search for Data on an Inpidual Schools - Includes enrollment by grade and race as well as teacher-student ratios for inpidual schools.

Health

Health United States - Detailed report on status of health and disease in the nation published annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Center for Health Statistics - Includes data on health and nutrition (NHANES), health care (NHCS), immunization (NIS), and births/deaths/marriages (vital statistics).

Historical

Historical Census Data -  Selected data compiled from the decennial censuses of the United States, from 1790 through 2000.

Historical Statistics of the United States -  Also available in print, shelved in the library's government documents reference section under the call number U.S. DOCS C 3.134/2:H62/789-970/

Statistical Abstract of the United States - The website includes data from 1878 to the present.

Religion

Adherents.com - Data on different religions and denominations in the nation and around the world.

Association of Religious Data Archives - Includes county-level data on membership in congregations by denomination

Religion and the U.S. Census

Trade

Foreign Trade Statistics - Compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Transportation

National Transportation Statistics - Annual report on air, automobile, highway, truck, rail, sea, and pipeline transportation.  

Fatal Analysis Reporting System - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data on fatal motor vehicle crashes

State Traffic Safety Information - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data on fatal motor vehicle crashes by state, by type of crash, rates, alcohol, restraint (seat belt) use

 

California Statistics

California Statistical Abstract - Statistics on topics like population, employment, the economy, education, health, transportation, etc., compiled by the California Department of Finance.  The Counting California website also provides access to the 1999 - 2003 editions. Printed editions available in the library, shelved under the call number HA261 .C3

Counting California - Covering agriculture, banking & finance, business & industry, education, elections, energy, government finances & taxes, health, housing, income & poverty, population, social services, transportation, and work/labor & employment. Compiled by the California Digital Library.

California QuickLinks - Data from the U.S. Census Bureau covering population by age, race, education, income, poverty status, and household size, population projections, and economic activity.

Ed-Data - State profile includes data on types of schools (including charter schools) and districts, enrollment, class size, technology, race and language, special education, and teachers.

EPIC - California injury data online, including injuries by cause and age, assaults, firearms, motor vehicle accidents

Office of Traffic Safety Data and Statistics

California Department of Motor Vehicle Research Publications - includes reports on teen driver risks and DUI

State Integrated Traffic Records System - California Highway Patrol data on state-wide motor vehicle crashes with injuries

Rand California - Statistics section includes business & economics, population & demographics, education, quality of life, health, and politics & public opinion.

 

Central Valley Statistics

Central Valley Indicators - Includes statistics on agriculture, children & youth, community well-being, demography, economy, education, environment, infrastructure, public health, and social indicators. Compiled by the Great Valley Center.

California Central Valley versus Other States? - Compares the combination of 8 counties in the San Joaquin Valley to inpidual states. Compiled by Elias S. Lopez in 1996.

Economic Map: Statistical Abstract of the Central Valley - Shelved in the library's book stacks under the call number HC107 .C233 P46 1996.

Statistical Tour of California's Great Central Valley - Overview of 18 counties covering the area from Redding to Bakersfield. Compiled by Kenneth W. Umbach in 1997.

 

County, City and Local Statistics

State & County Quick Facts -   U.S. Census Bureau data including basic population, race, education, housing, and economic data for every state, county, and cities with a population of 25,000 or more.

County Business Patterns - Number of businesses, number of employees, and total payroll for each industry reported annually for each state and county in the nation.

Best Paces to Live - Money magazine's rating of cities around the United States.

Schools and School Districts

Ed-Data - Profiles available for counties, districts, and inpidual schools.

School District Profile - Demographic information on the population of inpidual school districts, including age, average family size, income, and poverty status.

Search for Data on an Inpidual Schools - Includes enrollment by grade and race as well as teacher-student ratios for inpidual schools.

 

California State University, Stanislaus Statistics

Fact Book/Campus Data Portfolio - Statistics compiled annually by the University's Office of Institutional Research

2006-2007

2005-2006

For print publications available in the Library (2000-2005), see the Library Catalog.

Statistical Abstract - Shelved under call number LD 729.6 .S8 A4 in the University Library, including issues covering 1993/1994 through 1997/1998

Campus Crime Statistics

 

International Statistics

CountryWatch.com - Basic facts and figures on countries and territories around the world.

World Data Analyst - Country profiles as well as country to country comparisons and rankings.

Population Reference Bureau Country Statistics & Reports

Population Reference Bureau Data Finder

Statistical Yearbook - Compiled by the United Nations. Shelved in the library under the call number HA12.5 .U63