Statistics

When searching for statistics think about who will gather the data and how it will be published. 

Who gathers statistical data
        National & International statistical offices
        Government departments and agencies
        Analysts
        Trade associations
How is this data published or made available
        Government surveys, publications and administrative records
        Research and industry reports
        Bank reports
        News releases
        Trade journals     

Business & Agriculture

FedStats "gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies" search by state or agency

US Census Bureau collects population and business statistics use American Fact Finder  
     Census 2000 population statistics
     People household and economic topics, search by city, county and state
     Business includes 5 year Economic Census and various business surveys
     Economic Indicators
     Foreign Trade
     Geography census data sets for mapping
     County Business Patterns NAICS, Zip Code, Metro
     Statistical abstract of the United States Ref HA202 print 1922-current
     Citing tables and maps from census data 

US Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis  
     Free Trade - Trade Statistics Express search for national and state trade

USDA  National Agricultural Statistics Service collects data related to agriculture
     Census of Agriculture and various reports like Commodity reports 
     Economic Research Service - sorted by commodity, geography and topic

US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics collects data related to labor
     Inflation and Consumer Spending with Consumer Price Index and inflation calculator
     Wages, Earnings and Benefits 
     Safety and Health on the Job
     Occupations with Occupational Outlook Handbook Ref HF5381.A1O36 print
     Employment and Unemployment
     Industry at a Glance

Education & Health

ChildStats Federal interagency forum on Child and Family Statistics 
H-CUPnet has national, regional and state health statistics on hospital stays
NCES National Center for Education Statistics search or browse Digest of Education Statistics in ED Stats
NCHS
National Center for Health Statistics
US Dept. of Education - Research and Statistics

Environmental Statistics

        EPA (Environmental Projection Agency) includes statistics on
            EnviroFacts
            Clean Air Markets
            Air Quality Trends
            National Air Pollutant Emission Trends 
            Climate Change includes Green house gas emissions inventories
        EIA (Energy Information Administration) includes statistics
            Annual Energy Review
            Environmental Indicators
            U.S. Electric Utility Environmental Statistics
       National Environmental Protection Act  Council on Environmental Quaility
                Environmental Quality Statistics 
                     U.S. Threatened & Endangered Speices, 1980-2000
                     Wetlands Losses by Current State Boundaries, 1780s -1980s       
       U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has information on
            Endangered Species
        Statistical Abstract - see Geography & Environment & International Statistics

International 

United Nations Statistical Division
     Commodity Trade Statistical Database - International statistics
    
Statistical Databases
    
Demographic Yearbook print available 1970-2001 Ref HA17.D45
    
World Population Prospects: Population Database

Central Intelligence Agency US
     World Factbook

Globalis maps and data based on United Nations census data

CIAO click on maps and country data restricted access to Concordia 
Export.gov US Government Export Portal International trade and economic statistics
GeoHive
Global statistics 

INEGI Mexico economic statistics 
OECD with 30 countries as members collect data on economic and social issues 
Population Reference Bureau
Statistics Canada
World Atlas restricted access to Concordia

Minnesota

Minnesota Data Resources Minnesota Planning houses a number of systems which provide dynamic data delivery.  The agency also provides a number static (i.e. flat file) data tables.


Maintained by Theresa Borchert.  Last update 11-08-10
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