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- Agricultural Research Service site includes
research reports, publications, databases, the National Agricultural
Library, an image
gallery, press releases, directory information and job listings
Factfinder, from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, is the
principal internet medium for access to data from the 1997 Economic
Censuses, and the 1990 and 2000
Censuses of Population and Housing. (If you looked at it in the fall,
you will find that a much improved version was recently put in place, after
major work by IBM, Oracle, the Bureau, and testers from the State Census
Data Centers.) The site includes:
- Search functions
for the site
- Geographic Comparison Tables for Population and Housing
- Quick Reports for Economic data
- Geographic Comparison Tables that help compare data for different geographic
- American Community Survey for each year it has been
- Reference Maps that display the boundaries of Census geographic
- Predefined thematic maps that display data items graphically.
- Tools for creating
some customized reports.
- Bureau of
Economic Analysis (BEA) (U.S. Department of Commerce) seeks to
strengthen the understanding of the U.S. economy and its competitive
position by providing the most accurate and relevant Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) and economic accounts data.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Research Division promotes quality
economic research in the areas of money and banking, macroeconomics, and
international and regional economics. To this end, they have developed
Reserve Archival System
for Economic Research) consisting
of over 40 thousand pages of historical economic data; which when
used in connection with the 3000+ U.S.
economic time series contained in FRED
(Federal Reserve Economic
Data), allows you to create
uninterrupted data series.
The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site.
Provides easy access to statistics and information of interest to the
public, produced by more than 70 agencies in the United States Federal
- Inter-University Consortium for
Political and Social Research claims the world's largest archive of
machine-readable social science data. It is headquartered within the
University of Michigan and has hundreds of members worldwide.
Elections Archive, at the University of California-San Diego is a research collection of
district level election results for approximately 350 national legislative elections in 26 countries.
State and county data available through a graphical interface:
agriculture, business, crime, demographics, energy, environment, housing,
immigration, and population. Companion site to FedStats.
Population Center, University of Minnesota has the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series
(IPUMS-98), which they created, consisting of statistical samples of the American population drawn from thirteen federal censuses.
- The National Center for Education Statistics produces
numerous reports based on education statistics. Some compendia of general educational
statistics, and results of the several surveys the Department conducts, are available
- Public Agenda Online, founded in 1975, is a
nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization.
Through in-depth analyses and opinion studies, it
to give public officials and leaders of industry and organizations "information to
weigh various choices and make educated decisions."
Canada is the main governmental source of Census and other socioeconomic
numbers for Canada. Many tables are available online.
Research Corporation, offers research expertise in economics and statistics and
specializes in studies of housing finance, labor markets, and human resource issues.
On their "CPS on the
Web" page they offer free access to the Current Population Survey (CPS),
the source of many official Government
statistics, administered by the Bureau of the Census under the auspices of the
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The CPS has been conducted for over 50 years. Currently, about 50,000 households are interviewed
monthly. Unicon also offers free downloadable
For assistance and to make suggestions please
contact Karen Stewart
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