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Statistics, Demographics, & Data Sets

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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

Definitions

Define Statistics:

"Statistics is the science of learning from data, and of measuring, controlling, and communicating uncertainty." - The American Statistical Society

"[A] branch of mathematics dealing with gathering, analyzing, and making inferences from data. Originally associated with government data (e.g., census data), the subject now has applications in all the sciences. Statistical tools not only summarize past data through such indicators as the mean and the standard deviation but can predict future events using frequency distribution functions." - Britannica Concise Encyclopepdia 

“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.” 
 -Mark Twain

"Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive."
- George Bernard Shaw

“99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.” - Ron DeLegge II

 

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

Infographics

"An infographic (information graphic) is a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable at a glance."
-WhatIs.com
 

Internet Minute Infographic

Some Free Infographic Programs on the Web

Piktochart 

Easel.ly 

Infogr.am

Venngage Infographics

Pikes Peak Community College Libraries
Information ∞ Inquiry ∞ Learning