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The government's data gathering efforts apart from providing statistics for numerous applications helps defend arguments and authenticates research.

Statistical Reference Resources and Metasites

Statistical Abstracts Series


A federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online. To learn more, view additional brief or detailed search information. MetaLib a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP).

Government Statistics

The U.S. government is considered to be the largest producer of statistics in the world. Statistics are the most heavily used type of government information; they are very important to scholars, researchers and analysts as they provide data that help defend arguments and authenticate research.

Data collection in the United States, that began with the decennial census, has gradually moved to include various other statistical projects to facilitate a better understanding of other areas of interest to the nation such as business, health, education, crime, environment etc.  

Data and Statistics

Census Survey Explorer (U.S. Census Bureau) 

Housing surveys; economic surveys and censuses; censuses and surveys on state and local governments; commodity and industry surveys and censuses; information from the decennial censuses; population estimates for cities, counties, and states; and more. See a comprehensive list of surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. 

The Census Bureau Data Tool

The Census Bureau Data Tool is an interactive experience that allows you to navigate and explore different areas of census data with maps and tables.  Learn about America's communities through our data profiles. They cover 100,000+ different geographies: statescountiesplacestribal areaszip codes, and congressional districts. This tool is good for quick searches of basic data such as populations and people, income and poverty, education, employment, housing, health, families and living arrangements, and race and ethnicity.

Data and Statistics (

Find data about the U.S.,such as maps and population, demographic, and economic data.


Provides access to official statistical information produced by the U.S. government that can be searched by topic, geography, statistical work, program, agency, etc.

Government Information through Google

Google makes public data available through its Public Data search engine.

Search here for worldwide governmental population, demographic, employment, transportation, public health, economic, energy, education statistics, and more.


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