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Federal Government - Statistics

General Statistics

Gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
This in-depth report covers population, vital statistics, education, elections, energy, transportation, health and nutrition, and more.

Comparisons of Other Countries and States

  • Nationmaster - Statistics, facts, and figures for countries around the world.
  • Statemaster - Statistics, facts, and figures for the United States.


National Center for Education Statistics - Annual Reports
Statistics from several Department of Education sources.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - FastStats
Quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.


Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Brings together data from more than 100 sources covering aspects of criminal justice in the United States.

Uniform Crime Reports
Reports on crime in the United States, from 1995-present. Includes hate crimes statistics and figures for crimes against law enforcement officers.


Poverty (U.S. Census Bureau)
Numbers of people living in poverty in the United States, detailed tables and historical figures, as well as poverty definition and thresholds.

Poverty Guidelines, Research, and Measurement
Federal guidelines and thresholds for determining poverty, as well as links to poverty-related research and articles. From the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Business, Economics, & Trade Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment statistics, inflation, consumer prices, wages, and occupational safety.

Business Patterns (since 1998)
County, ZIP Code, and Metro Business Patterns, providing data on numbers of establishments, employment, and payroll. Figures are also available by SIC code for 1994-1997.

Economic Indicators
Brings together the various commonly used economic indicators, presenting information on various sectors of the national economy are performing.

Federal Reserve Board Statistics and Historical Data
Foreign exchange rates, interest rates, and other statistical economic information.