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Statistical Resources

America's Children 2009  http://childstats.gov/americaschildren/
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics report that puts raw statistical information into context:  "This report presents 24 key indicators of the well-being of children.  These indicators are monitored through official Federal statistics covering children's economic security, health, behavior, social environment and education."

American FactFinder  http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en
(from the U.S. Census Bureau)

County and City Data Book:  2000  http://www.census.gov/prod/www/ccdb.html
(PDF file from the U.S. Census Bureau)

Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm
"Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States."

FedStats   http://www.fedstats.gov/
(from the Federal Government)

Homelessness Resource Exchange      http://www.hudhre.info/index.cfm?do=viewHomelessRpts&yr=2008&rptType=Sub_Pop_Rpt&pickScope=byCoC&optTwo=CA&optThree=CA08-517
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development site which collects data on homelessness, including homeless populations, subpopulations, and housing inventories.  Data is available for 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.  Additional data is posted when available. 

International Database IDB  http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/
Describes itself as "a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world."

Key Terminology for Statistics  
http://www.mongoosemetrics.com/phone-articles/key-terminology-for-statistics.php
Statistics terminology and definitions.

 Measuring America:  The Decennial Censuses from1790 to 2000
http://www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/pol02-ma.pdf
(Large PDF file)

Office of the Attorney General, State of California Crime Statistics
http://ag.ca.gov/crime.php
"This site contains more than 5,000 statistical tables, 59 reports, 29 publications, links to federal, state, and local agency statistics, and links to other criminal statistics services."

Publications of the U.S. Census Bureau    http://www.census.gov/prod/www/titles.html
The publications in this area are a resource guide to the programs and services of the Census Bureau. Each area features an introduction that will provide key information about the censuses, surveys, and other programs that are the sources of data products.  Find information on agriculture, business trade and services, population and housing, construction and history, economics, foreign trade and more!

State & County Quick Facts - U.S. Census Bureau   http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/

State Data Centers - U.S. Census Bureau  http://www.census.gov/sdc/

State Health Facts Online  http://www.statehealthfacts.org/
From the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, "contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation."  Data can be viewed by individual state(s) or by all 50 states comparisons.

Statistical Resources on the Web    http://www.lib.umich.edu/government-documents-center/explore/browse/statistics/260/search/
From the University of Michigan, this site contains a plethora of statistical information.  Scroll down to be able to search by subtopic.

Statistics and Demographics Online  http://www.lib.utexas.edu/refsites/statistics.html
Brought to you by the University of Texas Libraries, this site features great links to international and U.S. statistics including health statistics, labor, education and economic statistics.

2010 Statistical Abstract   http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/brief.html
(A Statistical Abstract Supplement)

U.S. Historical Census Data Browser 1790 to 1960
   http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/
Brought to you by the University of Virginia Library, this site allows you to examine state and county topics for each individual census year.  Choose from several categories (general population; education & literacy; economy/manufacturing/employment; ethnicity/race/place of birth; agriculture; slave populations) to begin examining data.

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Last updated:  March 1,  2011                                                             Questions & Comments: Nancy McEnery