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Basic Population Statistics
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
Summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.
- American Fact Finder
The Census Bureau's American Fact Finder is an interactive tool for population, housing, economic, and geographic data for areas as small as census tracts.
Created by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN), CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool for studying U.S. demographic trends.
Data and Statistical Analysis
- Pew Hispanic Center - Data and Resources
The Pew Hispanic Center makes the datasets from each of its surveys available to researchers free of charge. The Center also compiles data on the Latino population and electorate, and its demographic characteristics and geographic distribution.
- Resource Center for Minority Data
Provides data resources for the comparative analysis of issues affecting racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States.
Other Useful Databases
- ProQuest Statistical Insight
Indexes statistical publications issued by (1) the U.S. government (ASI; 2004+ full text); (2) international & intergovernmental sources (IIS; 2007+ select full text); and state governments and private sources (SRI). Most sources are available in microfiche.