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Title Description Internet Stats Center Have any questions about the popularity of the Internet? You can find the answers to several questions here, such as what the most popular sites are, how many web pages there are, the number of people who use the Internet, and how big are the search engines.
AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics "AgEcon Search is designed to index and electronically distribute full text reports of scholarly research in the field of agricultural and applied economics." There is a searchable database for locating statistical research.
The Alan Guttmacher Institute This web site provides a number of "fact sheets" about the following general topics: abortion, law & public policy, pregnancy & birth, prevention & contraception, sexual behavior, STIs & HIV, and youth. There is a search engine that can be used to locate useful statistical information regarding these topics.
American Cancer Society Statistics This American Cancer Society Web site allows you to view cancer facts by state as well as by specific types of cancer. You can view such topics as selected cancers, childhood cancer, tobacco use and environment risks. You can also search the archive for statistics from the mid-nineties to the latest information available.
American Factfinder This site from the United States Census Bureau provides data from the 2000 and 1990 census, as well as other reports issued in the interim.
America's Children This site provides measures that "describe the changing population and family context in which children are living, and 24 indicators depict the well-being of children in the areas of economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education".
Assessing the New Federalism Mission statement for this site: "Assessing the New Federalism is a multi-year Urban Institute research project to analyze the devolution of responsibility for social programs from the federal government to the states. It focuses primarily on health care, cash assistance and other income benefits, family structure, child care, child welfare, immigration, and long-term care. Researchers monitor program changes and fiscal developments. In collaboration with Child Trends, the project is studying the well-being of children and families. Our findings provide timely, nonpartisan information to inform public debate and to assist state and local policy makers in designing new policies and programs."
Bureau of Justice Statistics The Bureau of Justice "collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government." This Web page offers statistical information on a wide area of categories such as crimes and victims, drugs, murder (homicide), law enforcement, courts and sentencing, capital punishment, and prisons.
Bureau of Labor Statistics This web site contains links to statistics provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (a division of the US Department of Labor). The Most Requested Statistics provides the following information: Employment, Productivity, Price Indexes, and Compensation. The Economic News Releases section provides online news releases by month, subject, and regions. It also includes an archive.
Bureau of the Public Debt Online This site contains interest rates on T-bills, notes and bonds and the total public debt. Included is a Savings Bond Wizard to help keep track of bonds and their worth. Another T-bill link that lists the T-bill rates for each year since 1959 is available at T-Bills. Additional interest rate information is available at Selected Interest Rates -- this information includes weekly, monthly and annual interest rates for CDs, T-Bills, bank prime loans and corporate bonds.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics This site contains links to the National Transportation Library, information on airlines, international transportation, surveys on American travel and commodity flow. Statistics include aviation data, highway statistics, transportation statistics, vessel statistics, truck use and many others. If the statistics are not available online, the site supplies information on where they may be obtained.
Census Data & Demographics This Internet Public Library page includes links to official United States government statistical information resources that cover population, economics, international issues and historical data. Additional statistical resources are available on the Owens Library Statistics WWW Resources page created by Joyce Meldrem of Owens Library.
Consumer Price Indexes At this site, price indexes are available for the four Census regions, size of a city, or cross-classifications of regions. Indexes are also available for major groups of consumer expenditures, for items within each group, and for special categories such as services.
Country Studies The Library of Congress site includes these studies chronicling the history, geography, population data, political climate, and economic conditions of countries.
CyberSchoolBus The United Nations maintains this page that provides links to information about global trends, country statistics, and city profiles. boasts 1000 links to various socioeconomic data sources and features a "ten best sites" list that the designers have compiled in order to assist the data seeker. Subject links include demographics, employment, occupation, income, output & trade, prices, economic assets, quality of life, industry sectors and firm listings.
Economic Census This site contains information regarding the 1997 Economic Census. The number of establishments, sales/receipts and employment payroll are available for nine different industries. Summary information is available for each of the areas, along with state-by-state retail trade, wholesale trade, service industry, employment and kinds of businesses. The 1992 Economic Census is also available.
Economic History Services

This Web site includes a number of historical resources, including:

  • What was the Inflation Rate Then? This page allows users to "compute the inflation rate for the United States between 1666 and today"; in addition, it is possible to determine the "inflation rate for a range of years".
  • How much is that? This page allows users to compare the worth of a dollar from 1789 - present; real and nominal GDP from 1789 - present; purchasing power of a dollar from 1665 - 2002; the price of gold from 1257 - 2001; the cost of unskilled labor in the US from 1774 - present; exchange rate between the US and forty other countries from 1913 - 1999; and an interest rate series from 1790 - 2001.
Economic Research Service According to the Department of Agriculture, "the mission of ERs is to inform and enhance public and private decision-making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural development."
Economic Statistics Briefing Room "The purpose of this service is to provide easy access to current Federal economic indicators. It provides links to information produced by a number of Federal agencies." Those links include: Production, Employment, Income, International, Money, Output, Prices, and Transportation. This is an excellent site for statistics on the named topics.
Economics Data and Text Resources--Rutgers University A list of links selected by Rutgers University on economic resources is provided here. This includes access to Electronic Data Sources and Publications, Electronic Journals, Working Papers, Topical Web Guides, Gateways to Economics Internet Resources, and Statistical and Mathematical Software.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York Statistics available from this page include numerous economic indicators, foreign exchange rates, selected daily rates and links to other statistics pages.
The Federal Reserve Board: Statistics: Releases and Historical Data Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual releases on current and historical interest rates, foreign exchange rates and consumer credit are available for each of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks. The Federal Reserve Bank sites are excellent places to find state financial data.
Federal Reserve Economic Data by State Select from the map provided for links to regional economic data provided by Federal Reserve Banks and their districts. Statistics provided include employment, income and taxes, business activity, construction, energy, agriculture and banking by state from 1985 to present (often several months behind).
Fedstats This site links to information available through a wide variety of federal government agencies' Web sites. A complete listing of the agencies included is available on the Agencies page.
Geospatial & Statistical Data Center: County and City Data Books According to the statement on this page, "this resource provides WWW access to the electronic versions of the 1988 and 1994 County and City Data Books. This service provides the opportunity to create custom printouts and/or customized data subsets." Statistics provided include population, housing, labor force, income, education levels, deaths, crime, manufacturing, retail trade sales and many other variables. Data is available by place, city, county and state. This is an excellent source for creating tables that include only the information needed. (To select several states or counties, hold down the ctrl key and click on the selected names.)
Geospatial & Statistical Data Center: County Business Patterns (1977-1997 for SIC Code and 1998-2000 for NAICS code) Business information for counties is provided at this site. A searchable database includes: number of employees, payroll (first quarter and annual), total number of establishments and number of establishments by size class (or number of employees). (At the county level, it is possible to select several counties: hold down the ctrl key and click on the selected names.)
GPO Access: Economic Indicators Monthly This site is an interface to the Government Printing Office's (GPO) database of statistics, data and reports. This page has monthly economic indicators such as gross national product, income, interest rates, unemployment, earnings, productivity and consumer prices.
InfoNation "InfoNation is an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations." This data includes information about a country's geography, economy, population and social indicators.
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Stats and Resources Statistics on this page are divided into four categories: general, fatality, youth, and race. This is a good page to find up-to-date alcohol-related statistics.
Missouri State Census
Data Center
Three different formats of census statistical data are available via the hyperlinks entitled Missouri, US and Subjects A to Z.
Missouri Monthly Vital Statistics This web site "indexes the statistical data from the "Focus" articles which appear in each issue of the Missouri Monthly Vital Statistics from volume 29 (9) 1995-present." In addition, the Annual Vital Statistics for the past three years are available from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Statistics ranging from abortion rates, accidents, birth rates, health care costs, mortality, smoking, suicide rates, along with numerous other health-related statistics are provided on both sites.
National Center for Education Statistics "NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations." The Encyclopedia of ED Stats link is particularly useful for the statistics seeker, providing information on such categories as The Digest of Education Statistics: 2002 and Projections of Education Statistics to 2012. You can also view fast facts on early childhood education and elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education.
National Center for Health Statistics
This site provides users access to the health information produced by NCHS. Browse the news releases and fact sheets, check out the data warehouse, download selected public-use data files and conduct online database searches for specific information. contains a variety of information about countries across the globe. The site includes reviews, questions, forums, an encyclopedia, correlations, countries, statistics, flags, maps, and a feature that allows the user to compare countries in terms of statistical categories (such as crime, economy, sports).
Office of Postsecondary Education "The OPE Campus Security Statistics Website is your direct link to reported criminal offenses for over 6000 colleges and universities in the United States. If you are thinking of attending college in a large urban city, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, or a community college you can find their security statistics here."
Producer Price Indexes Researchers can use this page to access various data on producer prices. Some of the data includes current and discontinued series, commodities, recalculated iron ores index, prescription drugs index and selected commodities as a percent of finished, intermediate, and crude goods. This page is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This site features statistical information ranging from agriculture, crime, economics, education, energy, finding people, health, investing, law and politics, mail, military, and other resources. The page also provides definitions and explanations of terms relating to statistics.
Security on Campus, Inc. View campus crime statistics of colleges and universities across the country. Not every campus in the country is included, but the page also provides links to general campus crime information provided by the FBI. This Web site is sponsored by Security On Campus, Inc. (SOC).
Service Sector Statistics This site is operated by the U.S. Census Bureau and includes information about retail and food services sales, retail inventories and inventories/sales ratios. New to the site are statistics on e-commerce retail sales.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online This page is organized into six different sections: characteristics of the criminal justice systems, public attitudes toward crime and criminal justice related topics, nature and distribution of known offenses, characteristics and distribution of persons arrested, judicial processing of defendants, and persons under correctional supervision. Through these topics, the statistics seeker will be directed to individual tables that might contain the information being sought. The site also features a keyword search.
State Juvenile Justice Profiles This site, linked from the National Center for Juvenile Justice, provides statistics regarding juvenile criminal acts. Links are provided to every state's juvenile justice Web page as well as links to national organizations, such as the American Correctional Association, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Juvenile Law Center, National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and Youth Law Center. Scroll down, select a state's two letter name abbreviation and click on go to access data on all states including budget and taxes, crime and prisons, education, environment, income and poverty, land use, insurance and accidents, and population. Information is also available on the state's governor, senators, and representatives.
Statistical Abstract of the United States At this site, researchers can find official online statistics about the US from the Census Bureau.
Statistical Resources on the Web
The University of Michigan Documents Center provides webliographies of statistics about agriculture, business & industry, comprehensive subjects, consumers, cost of living, demographics, economics, education, energy, environment, finance & currency, foreign economics, foreign governments, foreign trade, government finances, health, housing, labor, military, politics, science, sociology, transportation, and weather.
Statistics Sites on the World Wide Web Link from the Bureau of Labor Statistics web page to other federal and international statistical agencies' web pages. This is a good site for international statistics sources.
STATS "The Statistical Assessment Service (STATS), a nonprofit nonpartisan organization, examines the way that scientific, quantitative, and social research is presented by the media and works with journalists to help them convey this material more accurately and effectively." Links include statistics on Crime, Environment, Food, Health & Medicine, Social Issues, Technology, Business, and Miscellaneous Science topics.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics This database provides statistics "in the fields of Education, Science and Technology, Culture and Communication." The organization that maintains this site is described on the About the UIS page.
Uniform Crime Reports "Crime in the United States (CIUS) is an annual publication in which the FBI compiles volume and rate of crime offenses for the nation, the states, and individual agencies. This report also includes arrest, clearance, and law enforcement employee data."
United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network (UNCJIN): Statistics and Research Sources This section of the United Nations Web page provides links to numerous Web sites dealing with criminal justice and statistics, such as the International Crime Victim Survey, Criminal Justice Statistics, National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, Traffic Data, and Social Science Stats Archives.
United Nations Statistics Division This section of the United Nations Web page "provides a wide range of statistical outputs and services for producers and users of statistics worldwide." Some of the statistical categories include economic, environment, demographic, and social information.
US Census Bureau: American Community Survey "The American Community Survey is a new nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing." This site contains information about the American Community Survey, including survey basics, data tables, and public use microdata. Users can search the database for specific information or view information by state.
US Census Bureau: Poverty This site contains statistics on poverty in the United States from 1987-1999, including poverty thresholds, guidelines and analyses.
US Census Bureau Home Page The mission of the US Census Bureau is to "be the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United States."
US Census Bureau North American Industry Classification System This site provides detailed information, charts, and graphs about domestic industries.
US Census Bureau Subjects Index A - Z This link accesses information by subject from the US Census Bureau. This page covers a wide variety of topics making it a good place to start.
US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics This page is an excellent resource for statistical information on labor in the United States. Information and links to information are provided on the following subjects: Data; Economy at a Glance; Surveys & Programs; Publications & Research Papers; Regional Information; News Releases; Occupational Outlook Handbook; K-12 Educational Resources; Contact Information; Mission, Management & Jobs; and News. It also features a Keyword Search of BLS Web Pages.
US Economy at a Glance This page, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, allows you to "view a region, state or metropolitan area economy" anywhere in the United States. You can view Labor Force data (civilian labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rate) and Non-farm Wage and Salary Employment (natural resources and mining, construction, manufacturing, trade, transportation, and utilities, information, financial activities, professional & business services, educational & health services, leisure & hospitality, other services and government).
US POPClock Projection Up-to-the-minute projections of the nation's population, including official statistics on birth and death rates, are provided by the US Census Bureau.
US State Fact Sheets The site contains statistical information for all the states through 1999 to 2008 in some cases, on topics such as population, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators. This page is a link from the Economic Research Service web page, a division of the US Department of Agriculture.
United States Historical Census Historical census data is available at this Harvard University site. Information about the site is listed on the front page.
What is a dollar worth?: CPI Calculation Machine This page answers the question: "What is a dollar worth? The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the ratio of the value of a basket of goods in the current year to the value of that same basket of goods in an earlier year. It measures the average level of prices of the goods and services typically consumed by an urban American family." Find out how much a dollar is worth one year compared to another. This site includes the annual CPI and inflation rates since 1913.
The World Factbook The World Factbook offers users access to country statistics via the Country Listing link. The purpose, background and rationale for this resource are available on the History of the World Factbook page.

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