Statistical Information

The following are a few resources for finding statistics. Inquire at the research assistance desk for more information.

Print Resources

The Europa World Yearbook (Cook Ready Ref JN1.E85)
This reference source contains statistical information about the countries of the world and about various international agencies.

World Almanac and Book of Facts (Cook & Gulf Coast Ready Ref AY 67.N5 W7)
This reference source contains facts and figures about numerous activities, people, and places in the United States and throughout the world.

Statistical Abstract of the United States (Cook Ready Ref HA 202.U5x)
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The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.

Online Resources

ProQuest Statistical Insight (
This online reference database puts millions of facts and figures at your fingertips, enabling you to search an endless variety of topics. Find national income and production statistics, retail and wholesale trade data, interest rates, economic indicators, and social and demographic statistics, plus data on energy, environmental protection, agriculture and fisheries, crime, etc. With one search, you can examine the statistical output from a vast number of sources - more than 200 federal agencies, 50 state governments, 100 international intergovernmental organizations, and 500 private and academic sources. - Data and Statistics (
This site provides a gateway to data and statistical information about numerous topics gathered by the various agencies of the United States Government.

Bureau of Labor Statistics ( )
This site offers access to data and statistics about employment and unemployment, wages, productivity, and prices in the United States. Access to categories of international labor data is offered as well.

U. S. Census Bureau (
This site offers access to population and other statistics on towns, cities, counties, and states within the United States and about the country as a whole.

CDC Data and Statistics (
This site offers access to health and related statistics from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Digest of Education Statistics (
This site offers access to statistical information about aspects of American education ranging from kindergarten through graduate school.

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