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Statistics

The United States Government produces a lot of statistical materials. The selections below are by no means all of them (and they are not all from the U.S. Government, either), but are rather the most requested. If you are interested in browsing a lengthy list of sources or do not see the subject you are interested in, look at these links under the General Sources heading: FedStats, Government, Politics & Law—Statistics, or Statistical Resources on the Web.

General Sources for Statistics

Education

Agriculture [inc. nutrition and weather/climate]

Health

Business

International

Demographic [inc. crime]

State and Local

 

An additional listing of statisitcs, that repeats some of what is below, can be found on our Electronic Reference Sources page.

General Sources for Statistics

FedStats
Provides a gateway to statistical sources from over 100 federal agencies. Statistics are accessible via an A to Z list (nice feature!), federal agency, broad subject areas, and a keyword search. FedStats is produced by the U.S. government. Yes, many of these appear on this page.

Statistical Resources on the Web (UMich Docs Center)
Hundreds of statistical sources compiled by the University of Michigan 's Document Center and arranged by topic. No search feature exists, only browsing by topic. NMU might not have access to some of the resources they discuss.

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. We could list this publication under each heading on this page, there is so much in it. Copies have been scanned in dating back to 1878. Paper copies are available in both the Reference Collection and Documents Collection.

National Small Scale Map Collection (formerly the National Atlas)
Create your own maps using the statistical data available (from topics ranging from Agriculture to Geology to People) or view ones already made. Shapefiles can also be downloaded for GIS.

U.S. Energy Information Administration
This resource collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information. Includes petroleum and other liquids, coal, natural gas, electricity, renewable/alternative fuels, nuclear energy, consumption & efficiency, and total energy statistics. Shows state, territory, and country statistics. Includes maps.

American Customer Satisfaction Index
The ACSI reports scores on a scale of 0 to 100 at the national level and produces indexes for 10 economic sectors, 47 industries (including e-commerce and e-business), more than 230 companies, and over 100 federal or local government services. In addition to the company-level satisfaction scores, the ACSI produces scores for the causes and consequences of customer satisfaction and their relationships. The measured companies, industries, and sectors are broadly representative of the U.S. economy.

Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America from the USDA Economic Research Service
The Atlas assembles statistics on four broad categories of socioeconomic factors: People: Demographic data (including age, race and ethnicity, migration and immigration, education, household size and family composition), Jobs: Economic data (including information on employment trends, unemployment, industrial composition, and household income), Agriculture: (including number and size of farms, operator characteristics, off farm income, and government payments) and County classifications.

Mapping the Measure of America
The Human Development Index is a composite measure of well being and opportunity combining health, knowledge, and standard of living into a 1 to10 scale. Interactive maps and charts quickly show nationwide "rankings" of a variety of atributes: health, education, housing & transportaion, income, etc. Data goes back to 2008.

National Center for Charitable Statistics
The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.

Science and Engineering Statistics
Science & engineering data on individual academic institutions and institutional rankings, state level data, historical data, women, minority, and persons with disabilities data, national indicators. Topics also include Business and Industry, Education, Federal Government, International, Research and Development, Social Dimensions, and Workforce.

Agriculture

Agricultural Statistics
As part of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agriculture Statistics provides data on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, returns, foreign trade and historical statistics from 1994 the present. Additional statistics can be found here.

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
Each year, NASS conducts hundreds of surveys and prepares reports covering virtually every facet of U.S. agriculture -- production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm aspects of the industry. In addition, NASS's 45 State Statistical Offices (SSO's) publish data about many of the same topics for local audiences. NASS publications cover a wide range of subjects, from traditional crops, such as corn and wheat, to specialties, such as mushrooms and flowers; from calves born to hogs slaughtered; from agricultural prices to land in farms.

Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL)
Provides nutritional information on various foods. Available from this site is the National Nutrient Database , which allows you to type in a food type (e.g apples, pizza, etc.) and retrieve its nutritional value (fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, etc.). In addition, the NDL offers nutritional reports on single nutrients.  For example, you can see food sources that contain iron and the amount of iron each of these sources contain.

Nutrition.gov
This site provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety, and more. Resources are organized by category on the main page, but a more extensive list is available via a drop down menu option. Additionally, you can search across all the sources via keywords.

Dietary Guidelines
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They provide authoritative advice about consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and being physically active to attain and maintain a healthy weight, reduce risk of chronic disease, and promote overall health.

National Climatic Data Center - Locate a Station
Allows you to locate weather stations across the United States .  Data is available on daily snowfall, snow depth, evaporation, soil temperature data, daily maximum and minimum temperatures and precipitation, temperature extremes (participating locations), monthly temperature means, departures from normal and extremes (participating locations), heating & cooling degree data, and more.

USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (ESMIS)
The system contains nearly 2500 reports and datasets. These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics (commodities, field crops, economics and management, livestock, dairy and poultry, specialty agriculture, trade and international). Available titles include both current and historical data. Many of the current titles are available via email subscription.

Business [back to top]

StatUSA (No longer available: this program has ceased) and USA Trade Online.
It DID contain an online service of the most recent international trade information. Consists of three parts. GLOBUS (Global Business Opportunities) offers daily trade leads from the Trade Opportunities Program (TOPS), as well as the Department of Agriculture. GLOBUS also offers daily procurement activity from the Defense Logistics Agency, the United Nations, and the Commerce Business Daily leads. The NTDB (National Trade Database) provides access to Country Commercial Guides, Market Research reports, Best Market reports and other programs. Finally, the SOTN (State of the Nation) provides various financial and economic data from throughout the federal government and other related entities. Unlike the "GLOBUS & NTDB" section, SOTN concerns itself with the United States' domestic economy. USA Trade Online is still going to be continued by the Census Bureau (but you must view this resource at the Library, on the Government Documents computer). Some "replacement" data sources are found here. Additional links to economic data (including Market Research Reports and Country Commecial Guides) can be found at Export.gov's Trade Data & Analysis. The University of Central Florida has bookmarked and organized many of the replacement links here.

U.S. International Trade Administration--Statistics
A variety of trade stats available here: International Trade Statistics (TradeStats Express, State Imports, Top Trade Partners), Small & Medium Sized Companies (Exporter Database), Sub-National Trade Statistics (U.S. Metropolitan Areas and State), and Manufacturing Statistics (Export Related Jobs, Manufacturing Biweekly Update).

United States International Trade Commission Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb
This resource provides international trade statistics and U.S. tariff data to the public full-time and free of charge. U.S. import statistics, U.S. export statistics, U.S. tariffs, U.S. future tariffs and U.S. tariff preference information are available on a self-service, interactive basis. International trade data are available for years 1989- present on a monthly, quarterly, annual, or year-to-date basis.

STATS America
From Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. They obtain thousands of data items from hundreds of data sets from a dozens of federal and state sources, along with some commercial or private source data. In addition to the value added through easy access and functionality, they acknowledge the direct agency source of the data on every table, profile or map. States, counties, and metropolitan areas in the US are covered.

BizStats: Free business statistics and financial ratios
Collects, analyzes, edits and adds value to public data and delivers it without cost in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand format. Raw data is selected and analyzed to develop value-added calculations and useful statistics, and publish the results in a unique, easily accessible format for business owners, valuation professionals, accountants and consultants.

Center for Economic Studies
A unit of the Census Bureau, this program develops public use data products by combining and enhancing existing data including Business Dynamics Statistics (measures of establishment business dynamics by state, firm, size, age, and industrial sector), Quarterly Workforce Indicators (workforce statistics by demography, geography, and industry for each state), OnTheMap (data on where workers live and work), and SIPP Synthetic Beta (synthetic Survey of Income and Program Participation).

Economic Indicators
Available from April 1995 forward, this monthly compilation is prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic Advisors and provides economic information on prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money and Federal finance.

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District (Beige Book)
Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector. An overall summary of the twelve district reports is prepared by a designated Federal Reserve Bank on a rotating basis.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Prepares releases and data on such topics as personal income, the Gross Domestic Product, corporate profits, Survey of Current Business, and other topics. Links to national, regional, and international data.

Economic Census Data (U.S. Census Bureau)
The Economic Census provides a detailed portrait of the Nation's economy once every five years, from the national to the local level.  Data is available for the U.S., states, counties, metro and zip code areas.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. Statistics are provided on inflation and consumer spending (ex. Consumer Price Index); wages, earnings, and benefits; productivity; safety and health; international (ex. import/export prices, foreign labor stats); occupations; demographics; and much more.

U.S. Census Bureau Economic Programs
A starting page for any business or economic data collected by the U.S. Department of Census.  Statistics are grouped by geography, sector, and frequency.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Offers online access to National Transportation Statistics, a source providing over 200 tables of data on the extent, condition, use and performance of the physical transportation network; accidents, crashes, fatalities and injuries for each mode and for hazardous materials; the relationship between transportation and the economy, including share of Gross Domestic Product, employment, and transportation expenditures; and transportation energy use and environmental impacts.

Economic Report of the President
"The Economic Report of the President is an annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. It overviews the nation's economic progress using text and extensive data appendices.” Statistical tables and reports can be downloaded from 1995 forward.

Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER)
Search for banking, business, and economic data dating back to the late 1800s.

Foreign Trade
From the U.S. Census Bureau. This database is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States. Includes import and export statistics, information on export regulations, and commodity classifications.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
An A to Z listing including (but not limited to) agriculture and fisheries, education, energy, environment, finance, health, internet economy, investment, trade, and transport.

World Trade Organization Statistical Database
Trade Profiles provide predefined information leaflets on the trade situation of members, observers and other selected economies; Tariff Profiles provide information on the market access situation of members, observers and other selected economies; Services Profiles provide detailed statistics on key infrastructure services (transportation, telecommunications, finance and insurance) for selected economies; Time Series section allows an interactive data retrieval of international trade statistics.

Quandl
A large resource. Quandl sources data from central banks, exchanges, brokers, statistical agencies, think-tanks, academics, and private companies. There are almost 500 high quality data sources here.

Demographic [back to top]

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Contains a comprehensive collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States . Selected international data are also included. The Abstract is also serves as a guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations. This publication is often the first thing many people go to for any statistics question—there is much more than just demographic information. In print at the library, this publication may be found here: Most recent print copy (2012) is at the Circulation Desk; previous 10 years are in the Reference Collection (HA 202 YEAR); older editions back to 1909 are on the 3rd floor, also with the HA 202 call number.

Immigration
From the Department of Homeland Security. The Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is online back to 2004, population estimates of legal and illegal immigrants ("Unauthorized Immigrants"), permanent legal residents, naturalizations, refugees, etc.

U.S. Census Bureau
The starting point for data about the people and the economy of the United States . Access is available via an A to Z menu, a search feature, and browsing the main categories--people, business, and geography--on the home page.  Also includes a link to American Factfinder, which uses Census Bureau data to create tables, reports, and maps down to the census block level. The Olson Library has a collection of Census publications going back to 1900. For assistance, please ask at the Reference Desk. For historical population numbers, visit this page from the University of Michigan (they also have a very good webpage of Census resources). The database MyHeritage Library Edition contains searchable Census records from 1790-1930. NMU has a webpage on Census Resources.

Aging Statistics
From the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging Related Statistics. This website gathers data and reports relating to aging, as well as serving as means of communication among those interested in this topic.

Childstats.gov
"This web site offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education” .

Crime and Justice Statistics
From the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this website looks at crime on a national level: crime and victims, prosecution, courts and sentencing, corrections, etc. For state and local statistics, look in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports/Crime in the United States (accessible online at this link, through the Voyager catalog, and in print form SuDoc J 1.14/7: DATE).

Campus Security Statistics
From the Office of Postsecondary Education, find recent (last year and earlier) crime statistics for NMU as well as other schools in the U.S. using their Campus Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool Website.

Adherents.com
From their website: Adherents.com a growing collection of over 43,870 adherent statistics and religious geography citations: references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc. The religions of the world are enumerated here.

American Religious Identification Survey
Conducted in 1990, 2001 and 2008. A nice companion to the Association of Religion Data Archives resource (also on this page).

Religious Affiliation
From the Association of Religion Data Archives. View the social, economic, demographic, and religious landscape of neighborhoods, cities, states, regions, and the entire United States.

General Social Survey (GSS)
Data on social change in the United States is collected as part of the General Social Survey (GSS). The GSS has been conducted almost annually since 1972. It is the only full-probability, personal-interview survey designed to monitor changes in both social characteristics and attitudes currently being conducted in the United States. Hundreds of trends have been tracked since 1972. In addition, since the GSS adopted questions from earlier surveys, trends can be followed for up to 70 years.

Housing and Urban Development Market at a Glance Reports
The "Market at a Glance" reports for the counties and metropolitan areas are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Some adjustments are made by HUD field economists based on regional information. The data is expected to be released on monthly basis for most of the metropolitan areas and counties. Data includes labor force and employment, population and households, housing market and building activity.

National Opinion Research Center (NORC)
Since 1941, NORC has been researching and publishing data on the following subjects: Arts and Humanities, Criminal Justice, Education, Energy & Environment, Finances, Health, International, Labor and Employment, Organizations, Security, Special Populations, Society and Culture, Substance Abuse, and Technology.

Social Security Administration: Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics
Employment & earnings by state and county, expenditures of the aged, income of population 55 or older, disability and other benefits, policy papers and research briefs on pertinent topics.

State of the Cities Data System (SOCDS)
Maintained by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this database provides totals and comparisons of a variety of data for Metropolitain cities, Central Cities, Suburbs, and other local government entities. Population, employment, business, crime, building permits, and public finance are some of the datasets available. Data begins with the 1970s Census for population; other subjects come from later dates.

Education [back to top]

Center for Education Statistics Global Locator
Search for schools, colleges, and libraries by name, zipcode, or city. Statistics include student/teacher ratios with national comparison, enrollment, enrollment by race, NCES ID's, charter or magnet designation, and contact information.

Digest of Education Statistics
From prekinderarten to graduate school, The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons. The parent web address, the National Center for Educatation Statistics, contains many additional statistics. Use the navigation bar at the top of the page.

ED Data Express: Data about elementary & secondary schools in the U.S.
The site currently includes data from EDFacts, Consolidated State Performance Reports (CSPR), State Accountability Workbooks, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the College Board, and the Department's Budget Service office.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
This agency collects, collates, analyzes, and reports complete statistics on the condition of American education; conducts and publishes reports; and reviews and reports on education activities internationally. The Digest of Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics, and The Condition of Education, are three major publications from this agency.

National Education Association Reference Center
More than statistics can be found here. Reports, assessment, and guidlines as well.

Open Doors Online
A comprehensive information resource on international students in the United States and U.S. students who sojourn abroad as part of their academic experience. Online data goes back to 2001 and includes (for international students) total enrollment, leading institutions, countries of origin, academic level, and fields of study. For U.S. students abroad, leading destinations, host regions (with country breakdown), and fields of study.

School Enrollment as tallied by the U.S. Census Bureau
School Enrollment data are collected annually in the October Current Population Survey (CPS) for the Nation. Detailed information from recent surveys and historical trends in selected topics are listed on this website. More detail on school enrollment for states, metropolitan areas, and more specific geographies is collected in the decennial census.

Census Bureau--Education
The Census Bureau has extracted Educational Attainment (highest level of school completed or highest degree achieved, 15 years old and older) and Field of Training (highest degree received, field of training, and economic status, 18 years old and older)

Health (scroll down for state and local data)

National Center for Health Statistics from the Center for Disease Control
Our nation's principal health statistics agency.  Reports and data available on a variety of health related issues.

HealthData.gov
Search in Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Community Living, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health & Human Service, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Kids Count
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. measure the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children state by state. Comparisons are made within 10 indicators:percent low birth-weight babies; infant mortality rate; child death rate; rate of teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; teen birth rate; percent of children living with parents who do not have full-time, year-round employment; percent of teens who are high school dropouts; percent of teens not attending school and not working; percent of children in poverty; and percent of families with children headed by a single-parent.

Health, United States
Health, United States presents national trends in health statistics on such topics as birth and death rates, infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity and health status, risk factors, use of ambulatory care and inpatient care, health personnel and facilities, financing of health care, health insurance and managed care,and other health topics.

National Center for Statistics and Analysis
Offers national and state-specific safety data from the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and NHTSA's National Center for Statistical Analysis (NCSA).  Individual reports include Safety Belt Use, Motor Vehicle Crashes, Traffic Safety Facts, Large Truck Crash Profiles, and more.

Highway Fatalities
The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, allows you to conduct a search for specified accident variables back to 1994. Such variables as time of day, county, city, age of driver, person type, number of occupants, etc.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data & Statistics
Something of a complimentary website to the National Center for Health Statistics. Contains an A-Z subject listing of topics (including aging, alcohol, births, cancer, deaths, HIV/AIDS, overweight & obesity, STDs, and workplace).

County Health Rankings
Gathered from a number of national sources, this resource is a project between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. This web site provides access to the 50 state reports, ranking each county within the 50 states according to its health outcomes and the multiple health factors that determine a county's health.

National Institutes for Mental Health
Statistics on mental illness. Includes links to full-text publications and additional online resoruce.

The Human Mortality Database
The Human Mortality Database (HMD) was created to provide detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in the history of human longevity. At present the database contains detailed population and mortality data for 37 countries. This resource is free but you are required to register.

USDA's Food Environment Atlas
This atlas assembles statistics on food environment indicators (food choices, health & well-being, and community characteristics) to stimulate research on the determinants of food choices and diet quality.

Workplace Injury and Illness Data from OSHA
Establishment-specific injury and illness rates by company, zip code, city, and SIC or NAICS code. Back to 1996.

International [back to top]

International Statistical Agencies (U.S. Census Bureau)
Provides a list of the official governmental statistical agencies for various countries.

International Database (Census Bureau)
The International Data Base (IDB) offers a variety of demographic indicators for countries and areas of the world with a population of 5,000 or more. The IDB has provided access to demographic data for over 25 years to governments, academics, other organizations, and the public.

Foreign Assistance.gov
From the U.S. Department of State. By office, by recipient country/region, by sector, by initiative, by agency, or by overseas contingency operation. More than USAID data is here: Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Department of Defense, and the Department of the Treasury, as well as budget planning data for the Department of State is included.

African Statistical Yearbook
Jointly produced by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The Yearbook presents a time series showing the performance of African countries for various economic and social indicators over the period 2003 onwards. The Yearbook is published in a single volume consisting of two parts: a set of summary tables followed by country profiles.

Asian Development Bank
Includes social, economic (foreign trade), financial, environmental, and Millennium Development Goals.

CIA World Factbook
Published each year by the Central Intelligence Agency and updated every two weeks online, this publication provides geographic information on the countries and places of the world. Each profile includes and introduction, geography, people, government, economy, communication, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

Statistics Canada
Jump directly to Canadian statistics and maps. Free and priced data is available.

Country Statistics
One of several United Nations statistics sources, this one from UNICEF. The data is of "economic and social statistics on the countries and territories of the world, with particular reference to children�s well-being".

Demographic Yearbook
The United Nations Demographic Yearbook collects, compiles and disseminates official statistics on a wide range of topics. Data have been collected from national statistical authorities since 1948 through a set of questionnaires dispatched annually by the United Nations Statistics Division to over 230 national statistical offices. The Demographic Yearbook disseminates statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce on an annual basis.

EuroStat
The statistical unit of the Eurpoean Commission, EuroStat gathers statistics from several sources. Includes county profiles and links to popular statistics.

Eurydice Network: Education in Europe
The Eurydice Network provides information on and analyses of European education systems and policies. Detailed descriptions and overviews of national education systems (Eurybase); comparative thematic studies devoted to specific topics of Community interest (Thematic Studies); indicators and statistics (Key Data Series); and reference material and tools related to education, such as the European glossary, school calendars and a thesaurus on education systems (Reference Material).

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Includes: International merchandise trade, including data breakdowns of exports and imports by partners and products; International trade in services; Economic trends; Foreign direct investment (FDI); External financial resources, including migrants' remittances, development assistance, external debt, and international reserves; Commodity prices, updated monthly; Population and labor force; and Maritime transport.

United Nations Economic Council for Europe Statistical Database
Comparable data for Europe, North America and Central Asia in the subject areas of economics, forestry, gender, and transportation. Not all subject areas include statistics for North America.

United Nations Statistics Division - Millenium Database
With the goal of a world with less poverty, hunger and disease, greater survival prospects for mothers and their infants, better educated children, equal opportunities for women, and a healthier environment, the United Nations MGDI tracks more than 60 indicators of the aforementioned topics.

United Nations Statistics Division - Social Indicators Database
Provides data on the following social indicators for various countries: population, youth and elderly populations, human settlements, water supply and sanitation, housing, health, child-bearing, education, illiteracy, income and economic activity, and unemployment.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Global Agricultural Information Network
USDA'S Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) provides timely information on the agricultural economy, products and issues in foreign countries since 1995 that are likely to have an impact on United States agricultural production and trade. U.S. Foreign Service officers working at posts overseas collect and submit information on the agricultural situation in more than 130 countries to USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), which maintains the GAIN reports.

Official Statistics on the Web
OFFSTATS links to sites offering free and easily accessible social, economic and general data from official sources, especially those that provide both current data and time series. What this means is that you can click on the name of a country and get official government statistics, plus data from other sources (like the UNICEF, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, UN Human Development Report, and more).

Nordic Council: Statistics
The Nordic Council is made up of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Aland.

World Health Organization
Started in 1948, the WHO's aim is the “attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health”. Statistics are naturally compiled and can be located off the “Research Tools” tab on the sidebar.

Human Development Reports Office
Commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme in 1990. Among the data produced is statistics of health and social indicators.

Pan American Health Organization
Health data for North, Central and South America.

SourceOECD
Economic, environmental and social statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development.

International Religious Freedom
This annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom, "The International Religious Freedom Report", describes the status of religious freedom in every country (this includes number of adherents). The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world.

World Bank Open Data
From the website: "The World Bank's Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank data sources. This listing will continue to be updated as additional data resources are added. These resources include databases, pre-formatted tables and reports. Each of the listings includes a description of the data source and a direct link to that source."

State and Local Sources [back to top]

Michigan.gov Census and Statistical Data
A compilation of statistical sources and links (population data, social and economic data, and geographic information) for Michigan and the United States. Historical Michigan Census data is here.

General Listing of Michigan Statistical Resources
A rather complete list from the University of Michigan. Covers just about everything.

Marquette County Health Department
Compiled from local and national data, the Marquette County Health Department provides health statistics on a variety of topics, including abortions; teen use of alcohol, tobacco & other drugs; cigarette smoking; percentage of overweight individuals; teen pregnancy; morbidity and mortality; childhood immunizations; and much more.

State Health Facts Online--Michigan
From the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Categorized pull-down menu allows you to select many Michigan statistics which are compared against the national average. You can jump to all other states as well.

Michigan Department of Community Health
From the website: ”The Department of Community Health is responsible for the collection of information on a range of health related issues. The information is collected to monitor the general health and well-being of Michigan 's citizens. These data are useful for health program development, targeting and evaluation of program progress. The information is used to identify emerging health issues and trends and can be made available for epidemiological research. Statistics are developed from the data collected to provide basic information on these health events in Michigan.”

Marquette Historical Weather Statistics
From the National Climate Data Center. As a federal depository library, NMU has free access to this data nationwide, not just Marquette. They keep changing how this resource is searched.

Michigan Agricultural Statistics
From the National Agricultural Statistical Service. Includes Crop Weather, Michigan County Estimates, and press releases.

Michigan State Police--Statistics
Links to crash statistics (deer, holiday, drunk driving, etc), the Michigan Uniform Crime Report and traffic enforcement.

Michigan Education Data Portal
Compare statistics (student count, dropout rate, college readiness, MIchigan Access, MEAP, MME, etc). Also includes the Annual Education Report.

Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program
Work-related fatalities: Occupational Disease, Silicosis, Work-Related Asthma, Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Blood Lead Levels, MIFACE (work-related fatalities), Asthma Deaths, Pesticides, Heavy Metals, Carbon Monoxide, Burns, and Amputations.

City Data: the Michigan Page
Data is gathered from many disparate sources and nicely presented. Cities are divided into 6000+ residents, smaller towns and villages (1000-6000), and very small towns and villages (less than 1000). Townships are also a category.

Department of Natural Resources
Open Data provides access to the DNR�s published data, which is meant to be shared. Here you can browse, search, preview, and download a variety of Michigan geospatial datasets. Type text into the search box or browse by category.

Economic Data--County Area
Income data by county dating back to 1979.

Economic Data--State Area
Income data on a state level (click on Michigan).

Michigan Office of Labor Market Information
Find resources here for Michigan employment data, trends, wages and industry forecasts. Up to date as well as historical (1970- present) monthly employment statistics for Michigan and Michigan Counties.

Upper Peninsula County Data
Each of the 15 UP counties are profiled statistically and include the number of people in the labor force, school district attendance, major employers, number of industrial and commercial establishments, unemployment, population, etc. Most data goes back to 2002.From NMU's Center for Rural Community and Economic Development.

NMU Data

Common Data Set
The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers. Data dates back to 2001 and includes enrollment, admissions, academic offerings, student life, expenses, financial aid, class size, degrees conferred, as well as data set definitions.

Departmental Measures
From NMU's Institutional Research Office. Includes enrollment reports by academic program, credit hour reports, class size reports, grade reports, and trend data. This website is continually updated.

Faculty & Staff Data
From NMU's Institutional Research Office. Includes employee type, full or part-time, gender, ethnicity, years of service, average age, faculty and department totals, rank, tenure status, and degrees held. This website is continually updated.

Financial Reports
From NMU's Office of Finance & Administration. Also off this webpage are departmental budget reports and 5 year master plans (capital outlay) back to 2001. Includes salary information under the "General Fund Employee Listing". For slightly more detailed information, the yearly publication Employee Base Salary and Gross resides in the reference collection, call number LD 4011 .N39 A56.

Campus Crime Statistics
As compiled by Public Safety. Linked from this resource is the Annual Campus Security Report as well as fire reports.

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