This is the public gateway to demographic, economic and social data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Google collects publically available data from organizations like Eurostat, OECD, U.S. Census Bureau and World Bank and offers visualizations of this data. Users may also upload their own datasets to create visualizations.
A premier source of data on children and families. Published a yearly comprehensive report (The Kids Count Data Book) that assesses child well-being in the United States.
The Gender Data Portal is the World Bank Group’s comprehensive source for the latest sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics covering demography, education, health, access to economic opportunities, public life and decision-making, and agency.
The Urban Institute is the trusted source for unbiased, authoritative insights that inform consequential choices about the well-being of people and places in the United States.
Additional sources for health care statistics organized by topic.
Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, County Health Rankings provides annual rankings of health statistics in a pdf format.
Interactive site which allows selection of individual cities or counties, as well as allowing the user to select an earlier year.
The difference between data and statistics for research is important: data is the raw information that statistics are created from. In other words, statistics illuminate the summarized data.
Find out more from this quick review of the difference between data & statistics.
Produced by the US House Committee on Ways and Means. Contains statistics, historical, and legislative analysis on federal assistance programs such as OASDI, SSI, TANF, child welfare, supplemental nutrition, and Medicare.
Data and statistics on USDA nutrition assistance programs, including child nutrition programs; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps); Women, Infants and Children, and more.
Program statistics and data files on programs covered by the Social Security Administration (Disability, SSI, OASI, Medicare, etc.).
Data & statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are organized by topic.
The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically.
Gives a quick review of health statistics and places to find more data & statistics.
The Office of Minority Health is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities.
WHO's portal provides access to data and analysis for monitoring the global health situation.
Contains a wide range of international statistics including the comparison of healthcare in 35 countries.
BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
There is much information available through this site. Of particular note are the following links under Census 2000: People, News, and Special Topics; American FactFinder; Subjects A-Z; FedStats; Statistical Abstract; and State & County QuickFacts.
The home of the U.S. Government's open data where you will find data, tools, and resources.
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
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