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National Center for Education Statistics

  • The US government counts nearly everything. Chances are good that it has collected statistics on your topic.
  • Search by topic using individual Federal Government and Statistical Agencies links.
  •   "The purpose of 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.

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US Census Bureau

  • 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 

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
Pew Research Center 
Factank “Chart of the Week” from the Pew Research Center
United Nations Statistics Division
International Statistics Agencies

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