Census Data & Demographics
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"American FactFinder is a new data access and dissemination system that provides useful facts and information about your community, your economy, and your society. The system will find and retrieve the information you need from some of the Census Bureau's largest data sets." Search or browse for information about states, cities, counties, and other communities of varying sizes.
Bureau of the Census
As the "Factfinder for the Nation," the Bureau of the Census collects data about the people and economy of the United States and produces a wide variety of statistical data products. This Web source includes the Statistical Abstract of the United States, TIGER files, Trade Statistics, and an up-to-date population clock. The 1990 Census Data Lookup is now available from which you can get a whole slew of census data in a variety of formats.
Census Bureau Economic Information
"Highlights from the latest U.S. Economic Indicators, Agriculture, Manufacturing and Construction, County and City Data Book, County Business Patterns, Statistics of U.S. Businesses, Current Industrial Reports, Economic Data Programs Overview, Economic Census and Surveys, Governments, Income and Poverty, International trade, Research, Statistical Abstract of the United States, Data Access Tools, Browse our FTP site for Economic Data."
County and City Data Book
Includes a number of tables describing aspects of population of the 77 largest cities of the United States, such as ranking in population and land area, minority population, median rent, public transportation.
FedStats: One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics
"More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent federal agency whose mission is to preserve the national history of the United States by overseeing the management of all federal records. The Web site includes a comprehensive list of archival information maintained by various branches of the Federal government, as well as online exhibits, educational material, and information about programs and events sponsored by this agency. Information is also available regarding the agency's support for the professional archival and records management community.
1988 and 1994 County and City Data Books
Select from a huge range of variables including births, deaths, population, households, income, labor force, veterans, trade, banks, votes cast for president and more to produce customized reports at the state, city and county level.
Database of online demographic reports. "Offers 476 traditional Census demographic variables including: population, median age, median income, college graduates, and many more." Features "90 ready-made Business Profiles and 66 ready-made Personal Profiles. Includes prearranged report formats for the different types of data. These data report type options include: Quality of Life, general population, age by sex by race and ethnicity, detailed income, education, owner and renter occupied households, employment and industry, miscellaneous, and profiles."
Social Gerontology & the Aging Revolution
A very thorough resource which categorically considers information related to seniors, provides a brief paragraph or two of information then gives a list of links. The site itself also includes graphs and charts showing population distributions of seniors and other census data.
"Statistics Canada is the primary source of statistical information about Canada, comparable to the U.S. Census Bureau. Stat Can's Internet site has been available since February 1994, and provides comprehensive demographic, economic and social information in both textual and data format."
Statistics in Japan
Offers comprehensive statistical data on Japan and also links to other statistics Websites. Includes demographic, health political and social statistics.
Look up places in the United States by name or zip code, then get a detailed map or census data.
United Nations Population Information Network (POPIN)
Contains information about World population trends and Regional Population Information and Networking.
United States Bureau of the Census Main Data Bank
Main publications and datafiles from the Census Bureau.
United States Historical Census Data Browser
"The data presented here describe the people and the economy of the US for each state and county from 1790 to 1970." Each decade is searchable by various demographic and economic characteristics.
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