Google has a public data search which enables users to find and compare Bureau of Labor Statistics and some US Census data.
Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history. An invaluable repository of information, the site currently includes the entire US Census history from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000.
State and County QuickFacts provides frequently requested Census Bureau information at the national, state and county level.
Created and maintained by the US government, USAGov is the official gateway to all US government information on the web. Find data about the U.S., such as maps and population, demographic, and economic data.
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The Census of Agriculture is a census conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) that provides uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every county in the United States.
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Statistics include economic and demographic information.
The Information Plus Reference Series compiles all the pertinent data, both current and historical, on a wide variety of contemporary social issues. Many of these books are available online. If there is a link in the record, you can access them online. If not, you will find the book in our reference area of the library.
Provides up-to-date, in-depth factual information on a broad range of current issues and controversies.
The World Bank is a source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The World Bank website collects statistics about economics, development, and poverty.
Website for the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being.
Find reports, databases, and other sources of statistics and demographic data on children and families in the United States, child abuse and neglect, child welfare services, children and youth in foster care, and domestic and international adoption.
Easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education.
The Women's Bureau was created by law in 1920 to formulate standards and policies to promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment. This is the data and statistics area of their website.
Contains statistics and discussion on the social and moral issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs. -Part of the Information Plus Reference Series.
Lists executions back to 1930; farther down in this page, BJS bulletins from 1993-2000 list characteristics of those sentenced to die and those executed.
NNEDV's Domestic Violence Counts: National Census of Domestic Violence Services (Census) is an annual noninvasive, unduplicated count of adults and children who seek services from U.S. domestic violence shelter programs during a single 24-hour survey period. Conducted annually by NNEDV since 2006, this Census takes into account the dangerous nature of domestic violence by using a survey designed to protect the confidentiality and safety of victims.
Find demographics on victims and offenders, geography, and the crime event. Links are also available for other victim and crime-related statistics.
Find statistics on drug-related crimes. A helpful bibliography is also included for further study.
Summarizes crime statistics in the United States and is published by the FBI. Includes the publications: Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted.
Data and Statistics compiled by the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center). The Injury Center is the only U.S. federal agency that deals exclusively with injury and violence prevention in non-occupational settings.
Massachusetts statistics related to sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking. JDI is a sexual and domestic violence statewide, non-profit, advocacy, membership organization in Massachusetts.
There are a variety of sources of information NIDA uses to monitor the prevalence and trends regarding drug abuse in the United States. This website covers a variety of drug related issues, including information on drug usage, emergency room data, prevention and treatment programs, and other research findings.
Search the online version of this popular comprehensive source. The Sourcebook is divided into six major sections: Characteristics of the criminal justice systems, Public attitudes toward crime and criminal justice-related topics, Nature and distribution of known offenses, Characteristics and distribution of persons arrested, Judicial processing of defendants, and Persons under correctional supervision. Most statistics are on the state and national level.
Statistics by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Find a plethora of stats and other information on topics such as chronic diseases, health practice and prevention, communicable diseases, injury prevention, environmental health, and occupational health. A reference section provides valuable vital and demographic data.
Health, United States is an annual report on trends in health statistics from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Census Bureau provides information on a variety of educational topics, from educational attainment and school enrollment to school costs and financing.
Contains information on a variety of subjects in the field of education statistics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, libraries, and international education.
Statistics on Massachusetts elementary and secondary schools, including graduation rates, grade retention reports, educator and enrollment data, mobility rates, student exclusion data, and more.