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Resources by Topic: Demographics and Statistics

Frequently Used Sources

American FactFinder

From the U.S. Census Bureau. Provides U.S. population, housing, economic and geographic data.

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets

Provides access to statistics produced by U.S. government, major international and intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, state government agencies, and universities. Compare and manipulate tens of millions of statistical data series.

Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference

Same data as the Data-Plant Statistical Datasets, but designed for quick lookup. Link directly to Data-Planet Statistical Datasets to compare and contrast multiple indicators.

EIU Viewswire

From The Economist Intelligence Unit, provides economic, political, and market developments for 195 countries as well as analysis on the implications for business.

SimplyAnalytics

Contains extensive data including demographic, historic census, health, real estate, housing, employment, as well as marketing data from Mediamark Research (MRI), Simmons Research, Experian MOSAIC-consumer lifestyle segmentation and Nielsen PRIZM - demographics and consumer lifestyle data (over 70,000 variables). Users can create customized maps and reports; data is down to the census tract level. Click on "Sign in as a guest" to use database.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

Statistical Abstract of the United States (ProQuest)

Data from 1790 to the present. Covers social and economic conditions in the United States, comprised of data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations. Coverage: Subject areas include population, vital statistics, health, education, law, geography, government, labor, agriculture, and business/trade/finance. Time Span: Annual statistics from 1995 through 2002.