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This is an excellent gateway to economic and population census data. Data are available for download, in customizable tables or in thematic mapped. The site provides access data from the Decennial Censuses, the Economic Censuses, and the American Community Survey.

More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

Historical Statistics of the United States Millennial Edition Online
Historical Statistics of the United States (HSUS) is the standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. HSUS provides data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade - quantitative facts of American History. The fully searchable and downloadable electronic edition permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest.

Provides statistics and graphs on a variety of topics for countries worldwide.

Collects, collates, analyzes, and reports complete statistics concerning the state of American education. Also reviews and reports on trends in international education.

Includes data on vital events, health status, lifestyle, exposure to unhealthy events, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use of health care.

A central source for links to official international statistics sites, from the University of Auckland Library, New Zealand. Global, regional, and national statistics are available on a wide range of topics including demographics, economics, finance, crime, and religion.

The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States presented in over 600 tables from more than 100 sources.

Statistical tables that summarize data from most government and some nongovernment sources. Major subject areas include: population, vital statistics, education, law enforcement, employment, energy, agriculture, and banking, finance, and insurance. Publications listed are in portable document format (PDF) for the 1995 edition through current edition.

From the University of Michigan Documents Center, this site provides hundreds of links to statistical web sites on all types of topics. Sources are federal, regional, local, and international governments and non-profit agencies.

World Almanac (1998 - Current)
Includes full-text of the following: The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; The World Almanac of the U.S.A.; The World Almanac of U.S. Politics; and The World Almanac for Kids. Updated annually.

Offers demographic information on countries around the world, including description of the country's government, economic development, communications, transportation, population statistics, languages, and ethnic groups.