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Fed Stats

 http://fedstats.sites.usa.gov
  • The US government counts nearly everything. Chances are good that it has collected statistics on your topic.
  • Search by topic using the "search across agencies" link 

Data.gov

www.data.gov
  •   "The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government."
  • Search by tag, format, community, organization, etc.

Data & Statistics Search Guide

http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference-Shelf/Data.shtml

  • From USA.gov
  • Find links to data on several topics 

US Census Bureau

www.census.gov

  • Use American FactFinder to get data on population, economics, and communities
  • decennial Census
  • Governments Census covering federal, state, & local governments
  • Economic Census
  • See your Congressional District  

USA Spending

http://www.usaspending.gov/ 

The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006, full text of the Transparency Act (PDF File ), requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) establish a single searchable website, accessible to the public at no cost, which includes for each Federal award:

  1. the name of the entity receiving the award;
  2. the amount of the award;
  3. information on the award including transaction type, funding agency, etc;
  4. the location of the entity receiving the award; and
  5. a unique identifier of the entity receiving the award.
 

Sources for General Statistics

United States Census www.census.gov
Pew Research Center http://www.pewresearch.org/ 
United Nations Statistics Division  http://unstats.un.org/unsd/
EuroStat    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/
portal/eurostat/home/
International Statistics Agencies 
http://www.census.gov/aboutus/stat_int.html
University of Texas Libraries Statistics Research Guide    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/refsites/statistics.html

Statistics on Specific Topics

Country Statistics
CIA World Fact Book http://tinyurl.com
/m4kzvb2
NationMaster
(compare data among countries) 
http://tinyurl.
com/jvtnknr
Unicef Statistics & Monitoring
(Economic & Social Statistics)
http://tinyurl.
com/mkx7z72

Economic Statistics
US Federal Reserve -
Economic Data Releases
http://tinyurl.
com/ktene53

US Bureau of
Economic Analysis
http://www.
bea.gov/
Organization of Economic Cooperation & Development (Paris, France) http://tinyurl.
com/n584jzv
Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/
Occupational Outlook Handbook       http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Education Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics    http://nces.
ed.gov
The Chronicle of Higher Education - Facts & Figures http://tinyurl.
com/y89jm7a
College Board - Data   http://tinyurl.
com/ko2bnxs
National Education Association    http://www.
nea.org
Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) - Data http://tinyurl.
com/87mx6ep
National Center for Health Statistics http://www.cdc.
gov/nchs/
World Health Organization (WHO) http://www.
who.int/en/
Crime & Justice Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/ 

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - University at Albany

http://www.albany.edu/
sourcebook/index.html

Colorado Statistics & Information

Quick Guide to Colorado State Government Statistics    http://www.cde.state.co.us/
stateinfo/qggovtstatistics
Geographic Names Information System http://geonames.usgs.gov/
apex/f?p=gnispq

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