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Statistics, Demographics, & Data Sets

Oh, my!

Sources

 

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.
 

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