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Government Databases in Demographics

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) offers a lot of census data online. One study, Number 2896 , has county and state data from 1790 onward.

State and County Quick Facts provides recent census data about states and counties.

U.S. Census has a wealth of demographic data for the 2000 census and sample data from the 1990 census.

  • American Factfinder is the page where you can directly extract data. Choose the Data Sets link on the left.

U.S. Labor Department: Demographics

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Economic provides links to the latest indicators, such as new residential construction and GDP.

Government Databases in Economics, Business & Finances

Industry, Trade & the Economy: Data & Analysis ( contains many pages devoted to U.S. trade. Subjects covered from monthly reports, individual U.S. states, and industry and country data

Current; statistical releases, data, and online publication from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Ask at a Reference Desk for password.

U.S. Department of Labor

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Government Databases in Education & Children

National Center for Education Statistics is the primary federal organization within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences that is responsible for collecting statistics relating to education in the U.S. and other nations.

  • Fast Facts provides quick data on the most common educational issues.

U.S. Census Bureau

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Energy Statistics from the Energy Information Administration provides historical and contemporary data on all kinds of fuel.

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Superfund contains information about hazardous sites throughout the U.S.

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Agency (NOAA)

Renewable Resource Data Center, by the Department of Energy, provides publications, data, and maps.

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HEALTH is a forum of different agencies pertaining to aging.

Bureau of Health Professionals

Cancer Statistics by the National Cancer Institute holds a large amount of data and maps about cancer in the U.S.

Center for Medicaid and Medicare Research: Statistics, Data & Research Information

CDC Data & Statistics is the main page for the statistics for the CDC.

  • FedStats offers a nice index of data by location and disease.

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health has 60 indicators of child health and multiple demographic variables.

Government Databases in Health

HCUPnet ( Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project) has national, regional and state data on community hospitals. National and regional HCUP data have OB-GYN, ENT, orthopedic, cancer, pediatric, public, and academic medical hospitals.

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey gives you data concerning financial aspects of medical care.

Quick Health Data Online, previously National Women's Health Indicators Database (NWHID), contains data on issues from violence and abuse to reproductive health. provides health data on a number of subjects by the Henry Kaiser Foundation.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration (SAMHSA) has online searchable data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concerning substance abuse.

United States Department of Health and Human Services

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Country Reports on Economic Policy and Trade Practices is an archive of data from the U.S. Department of State documenting U.S. international trade practices and economic policy.

Government Databases in International Affairs

USAID is the federal government agency that provides international assistance pertaining to democracy, health, economics, etc. Use the Country Locato r on the right to find how much money is allocated in the budget in assistance for each country.

U.S. Department of State

The World Factbook by the CIA has general information about every country

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Crime in the United States 2004 gives detailed statistics on arrests.

Federal Court Management Statistics provides data on the Federal court system, e.g., case load, judges, back to 1997.

Bureau of Justice: Crime Statistics has data on law enforcement and different types of crime.

Uniform Crime Reports (FBI) contains general crime stats online to the 1990s. The paper copy goes back to 1930.

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Department of Defense: Statistical Information Analysis Division Resource Center and Library contains links to many sites with military statistics, such as budget, Defense Almanac and personel.

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MISCELLANEOUS contains Federal branch data from many different agencies concerning different subjects.

Searchable Government Databases

Statistical Abstract of the United States

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Government Databases in Science & Techonology

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Bureau of Justice: Crime Statistics has data on law enforcement and different types of crime.

Government Databases in Social Sciences

Office of Immigration: Statistics provides recent data on immigration and enforcement. There are also immigration maps.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention: Statistical Briefing Book has data on juvenile offending, victimization of juveniles, and involvement of youth in the juvenile justice system.

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Bureau of Transportation: Statistics is the department's statistics home page.

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