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Statistical Resources

  • American Factfinder (U.S. Census Bureau) – Source of population, housing, economic, and geographic data within the U.S. Information provided on national, state, and local level.
  • Bureau of Business and EconomicResearch (BBER), UNM – Socioeconomic and demographic databases and links to University, State and Federal data sources.
  • Bureau of Justice Crimes Statistics – Source of statistics on crime and victims, criminal offenders, law enforcement, prosecution, federal justice system, corrections system, and criminal record systems in the U.S.
  • FedStats – Gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.
  • GeoHive: Global Population Statistics – Statistics on human population, including population of regions, countries, provinces and cities. Also economic factors like wealth and infostructure. The site is divided into three main parts. One dealing with the whole world and its regions, a second with all major countries separately and a third with rankings (the most, largest, longest, wealthiest, etc.).
  • CDC National Center for Health Statistics – National statistics related to health, disease, aging, disability and mortality, as well as to the use of health care. Links also to state and territory access information for vital records such as births, deaths, marriages, and divorces.
  • CIA World Fact Book – Contains country profiles for most nations, including information about geography, politics, people, environmental issues, economy, communications, transportation systems, and transnational issues. Maps available.
  • Federal Aviation Administration – Statistics available on aviation safety, on-time flights, delayed flights, etc. Information also on certification of people, aircraft, airports and equipment in aviation. Also Federal Aviation Regulations and Directives.
  • Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center – The FJSP database is constructed from data files provided by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC), and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The AOUSC provides criminal court data, as well as data collected by the Pretrial Services Administration (PSA), the U.S. courts of appeals (APPEALS), and the Federal Probation Supervision Information System (FPSIS). The source agencies’ administrative data files cover Federal criminal case processing from the receipt of a criminal matter or arrest of suspect to release from prison into supervision.
  • National Center for Education Statistics – NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations. Includes search tools for finding specific colleges, high schools, and elementary schools, both private and public. Includes school district demographic and financial information, as well as data on public and academic libraries.
  • National Priorities Project Database – The NPP Database offers data on socio-economic needs and federal expenditures.
  • Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates – U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics website for employment and wage estimates by occupation at national, state, and metropolitan levels.
  • Robert Niles: Finding Data on the Net – Guide to finding information on the internet. Includes links to statistical sources in wide variety of areas. Also includes section on understanding statistics terminology.
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics – Brings together data from more than 100 sources about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States. These data are displayed in over 600 tables. Project supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • – Site founded to help journalists, policy makers and engaged citizens become better informed about innovative public policies at the state level. Issues covered include anti-terrorism, campaign finance, crime and the courts, education, election reform, healthcare, land use, politics, taxes, budgets, utility deregulation, and welfare reform.
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. – Electronic editions of Statistical Abstract of the U.S. in PDF format. Selected features of Statistical Abstract are in easily searchable formats.
  • Statistics via YAHOO – Links to statistical web sites about agriculture, children, crime, economy, education, energy, environment, government agencies and resources, health, the internet, labor, population, poverty, regions of the U.S., social sciences, trade, and transportation.
  • Statistical Resources on the Web – Meta-index to statistical web sites and individual statistical publications arranged by broad subject category from the University of Michigan Documents Center.
  • U.S. Census Bureau – U.S. Census 2000 information available in many areas. Other state and federal statistics available.
  • U.S. State Fact Sheets (Economic Research Center) – Provide information on population, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for each state in the United States.
  • Vital Statistics — U.S. – Contains information about where to obtain vital records (such as birth and death certificates, marriage licenses and divorce decrees) from each state, territory and county of the United States.
  • Vital Statistics — New Mexico – Contains information about where to obtain copies of New Mexico vital records, such as birth and death certificates, marriage licenses & divorce decrees.