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Analyzes and clarifies federal data for public education towards active citizenship.  Search their datasets, or browse government policy topics to learn how statistics influence public policy. 
How to find and use statistics.  This website is written for journalists, but is useful for a wider investigative audience. 
General Statistics, Census and Demographics
Historical Census
At the Library

Resources available in the University Library:

  • Almanac of the 50 States REF HA203 .A5
  • Demographic Yearbook REF HA17 .D45
  • Demographics USA REF HF5415.2 .S952x
  • Places, Towns and Townships REF HA203 .P58 and online Stout Users Only
  • Sourcebook of Zip Code Demographics REF HA203 .S66 2009
  • State and Metropolitan Area Data Book REF HA202 .S84 and online
  • Statistical Handbook on Racial Groups in the United States REF E184.A1 H417
  • Statistical Handbook on Women in America REF HQ1420 .T34
  • Statistical Portrait of the United States: Social Conditions and Trends (2002) Stout Users Only
  • Datapedia of the United States, 1790-2005; America Year by Year REF HA202 .K87 and online  Stout Users Only
  • Historical Statistics of the United States, Earliest Times to the Present REF HA202 .H57