Public Services Division
Selected General Resources
American FactFinder (United States Census Bureau). Searchable online tool for finding sources of
population, housing, economic, and geographic information. Instructions for searching and downloading available.
Carter, Susan B., ed. Historical statistics of the United States: earliest times to present. New York: Cambridge; 2006. 5 vols. Consumer Expenditures Survey (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). This annual report includes average overall expenditures for healthcare, personal insurance, pensions and Social Security.
Digest of Education Statistics (U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics). This site provides access to statistical information compiled from many sources, covering American education from prekindergarten through graduate school.
Four-Year Regulatory Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rates (U.S. Department of Education). Table showing U.S. high school graduation rates in 2010-2011. Provisional Data File: SY2010.
InfoPlease. U.S. Statistics. Boston (MA):Pearson Education; c2000-2013. Free online version of Information Please, an almanac of statistics from various sources which are identified. Accepts advertising.
National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. Characteristics of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers in the United States: 2008. Arlington (VA): The Center; 2012 Dec. Report No.: NSF 13-302. Data on employment, education, and demographic characteristics of scientists and engineers in the United States. Categories include biological sciences, sociology, psychology, health.
National Security & Veterans Affairs: Military Personnel and Expenditures. (U.S. Census Bureau). Data from the 2012 Statistical Abstract.
National Transportation Statistics. (U.S. Department of Transportation). This Website provides access to stats on all aspects of transportation. Chapter 2, Sections A-G includes safety data, injuries, and fatalities broken down by mode of transportation.
Occupational Outlook Handbook. Washington (DC): U.S. Department of Labor; 1949- . Biennial. Occupational data include median pay, number of jobs, and job outlook. Also available in Spanish and in print.
ProQuest® Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013. Lanham (MD): Bernan; 2012 Nov. Compilation of U.S. statistical data that continues the Statistical Abstract of the United States produced by the U.S. Census Bureau. Print and online formats available for purchase. More information.
Statistical Abstract of the United States. Washington (DC): U.S. Census Bureau; 1st ed., 1879- 131st ed.,2012. For sale by Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. Continued by ProQuest® Statistical Abstract of the United States. Lanham (MD): Bernan, 2013- .