United States Sources

United States Census Bureau Home Page

This is the Census Bureau's portal, which includes links to online population, demographic, and economic data (tables and pdf documents)including current and historical information.

National Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics provides data in downloadable tabular format (online and pdf) from all levels of education, including school district enrollment, entrance test scores, graduation rates and statistics covering all aspects of education in the United States.

Bureau Of Justice Statistics

This site offers statistics related to the criminal justice system in the United States at all levels, including law enforcement; crimes and victims; criminals; courts and sentencing; corrections (probation and parole, jails, prisons, correction populations); and justice expenditures.

National Center for Health Statistics

This web site, maintained by the Centers for Disease Control, provides vital and health related statistics collected by health and health related agencies of the United States.

Immigration Statistics

This site, maintained by the Department of Homeland Security, provides access to immigration statistics in Excel and pdf formats.

Historical U.S. Statistical Abstracts

This site provides access to pdf versions of the annual publication of the Statistical Abstract of the United States going back to 1878. The site also provides access to the pdf version of the Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

This site of the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides statistics related to agriculture in database format and as pdf publications. It includes information on both the state and national levels.

DataFerrett for the DataWeb

This site, a cooperative venture of the Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control, provides online software that allows the user to manipulate raw data files. The site has raw data files available for manipulation from many different federal agencies.

International Statistics

This site, maintained by the Census Bureau, has links to the census web sites of most of the nations of the world.

County and City Data Books

This web site, presented by the University of Virginia library, provides online access to the County and City Data Books.

CIA World Factbook

The CIA Factbook provides a snapshot of current information about the nations of the world.

Country Studies

The Library of Congress hosts this web page with Country Studies/Army Area Handbooks, which were created for military personnel serving in foreign countries. There are 72 handbooks in this collection.