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General United States Statistics

These statistical resources are part of the EBSS Reference Sources & Services Statistical Directory. You will find the [[[full directory here: http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/EBSS_Reference_Sources_%26_Services]].]

General

Carter, Susan B. Historical Statistics of the United States : Earliest Times to the Present. Millennial ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Provides statistics and accompanying essays on social, economic, political, and geographical development from 1610 through 2000.

"Fedstats." Interagency Council on Statistical Policy. http://www.fedstats.gov (accessed June 16, 2007).

Provides links to statistical information from various agencies within the federal government. This resource includes a subject index as well as a search feature.

Meltzer, Ellen. The New Book of American Rankings. Rev. ed. New York: Facts on File, 1998.

This book uses 250 tables to describe geographic, demographic, and cultural differences of the 50 states. It is based on data from the Statistical Abstract of the United States.

Morgan Quitno Corporation. State Rankings : A Statistical View of the 50 United States. Vol. 1990-. Lawrence, KS: Morgan Quitno Corp., 1990.

Provides statistical comparison of the fifty states by providing data in a variety of areas including Agriculture, Crime and Law Enforcement, Defense, Economy, Education, Employment and Labor, Energy and the Environment, Geography, Government Finance, Health, Household and Housing, Population, Social Welfare, and Transportation. In each area surveyed the states are listed alphabetically and by rank (from highest to lowest).

United States. Bureau of the Census., and United States. Bureau of the Census. County and City Data Book. Vol. 1949-. Washington, D.C.,: Govt. Print. Off.

Presents latest census data for each county and for larger cities.

United States. Bureau of the Census. County Business Patterns. Vol. Electronic coverage as of Sept. 1, 1999: 1993-. [Suitland, MD]: U.S. Census Bureau.

Provides local economic and business data on the county level.

United States. Bureau of the Census. State and Metropolitan Area Data Book. Vol. 1979-. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce Bureau of the Census : For sale by the Supt. of Docs. U.S. G.P.O., 1980.

Provides data relating to social and economic conditions in the fifty states and the District of Colombia.

United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Bureau of Statistics., United States. Dept. of Commerce and Labor. Bureau of Statistics., United States. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce., United States. Bureau of the Census., and U.S. Census Bureau. Statistical Abstract of the United States. Vol. 1st no. (1878)-. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1879.

Provides social, political, and economic and economic data. Each section includes an introductory text that lists other sources providing more detailed information.

U.S. Census Bureau. U.S. Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/. (accessed October 30, 2006).

Provides US population data and projections, as well as data on housing, income and poverty, health insurance coverage and more.

Crime

"Bureau of Justice Statistics." Internet Resource; Computer File Date of Entry: 19980304. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of State. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs (accessed June 18, 2007).

Provides statistics on a wide variety of areas relating to criminal justice including offenders, victims, law enforcement, prosecution, corrections and a number of other topics.

Labor

"Bureau of Labor Statistics". Internet Resource; Computer File Date of Entry: 20030129. United States Dept. of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://stats.bls.gov/ Materials specified: Full text: http://stats.bls.gov/ (accessed June 18, 2007).

Provides a wide variety of statistics relating to employment, productivity, job related safety and health, specific occupations, demographics, and much more.

Opinion

National Opinion Research Center. "General Social Survey (Gss) ". National Opinion Research Center. http://www.norc.uchicago.edu/projects/gensoc.asp (accessed June 18, 2007).

A survey of attitude and opinion of US households on a wide variety of social issues conducted National Opinion Research Center. The topics surveyed in the GSS are chosen based upon the advice of social scientists to assist in social research. The General Social Survey was begun in 1972.

Historical

Carter, Susan B. Historical Statistics of the United States : Earliest Times to the Present. Millennial ed. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Provides statistics and accompanying essays on social, economic, political, and geographical development from 1610 through 2000.

Dodd, Don. Historical Statistics of the States of the United States : Two Centuries of the Census, 1790-1990. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Provides state level statistics for all fifty states and the District of Colombia for the years 1790 to 1990. Series of statistics included are general population statistics, Agricultural statistics, General manufacturing statistics, and populations of cities having 100,000 or more inhabitants in 1990. Also included is a chart providing the date of each state's admission into the union and the land area of each state

Health

"National Center for Health Statistics." U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ (accessed June 18, 2007).

Includes vital statistics, statistics on aging, health care, health insurance, and more.

National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.). Vital Statistics of the United States. Hyattsville, MD: Dept. of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

Reports present detailed vital statistics data, including natality, mortality, marriage and divorce.

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