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U.S. Government Documents: Statistics


Following is a selected list of websites for U. S. federal government statistics. For in-depth assistance in finding and using data and statistics, please consult the Data and Statistical Services.


Population, housing, economic and geographic data from the Census Bureau
National accounts, and state / local area income data. In addition, access to international economic accounts data
The Bureau collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of the justice system at all levels of government.
Information on inflation, prices, employment and unemployment statistics.
Offers a broad range of statistical measures for the United States.
A working group of Federal agencies that collect, analyze, and report data on issues related to children and families.
Statistics from over 100 federal agencies
The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
Provides a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Indexes statistical publications issued by (1) the U.S. government (ASI; 2004+ full text); (2) international and intergovernmental sources (IIS; 2007+ select full text); and state governments and private sources (SRI). Most sources are available in microfiche.
Data is drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing. Can examine state and county topics from individual census years or over time and generate maps. To download the original data, go to the ICPSR website (Princeton University faculty, students and staff only).
A collaborative project between Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University and several agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The system contains nearly 2500 reports and datasets. These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics.


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PLEASE NOTE:  While the general public is welcome to use depository materials free of charge, many of our U.S. Government resources, including many of the resources listed in this research guide, are not depository materials and may only be used by Princeton University students, faculty, and staff.  This includes most of the electronic resources such as Proquest Congressional and Hein Online.

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