Aging Everywhere - Quick access to aging-related data (life expectancy, health care expenditures, etc.) for countries around the world, plus related regional reports and resources. (AARP)
Bank Data & Statistics - Searchable databases of information on specific banks, their branches, and the banking industry. (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
Bureau of Labor Statistics - A wide assortment of economic data from the U.S. government; searchable by keyword. For a quick look at recent and current unemployment, earnings, and other basic economic data, see U.S. Economy at a Glance. The State of Working America includes 'a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, jobs, unemployment, wealth, and poverty that allow for a clear, unbiased understanding of the economy's effect on the living standards of working Americans.' (Economic Policy Institute; 'a non-profit, non-partisan think tank'). For international labor statistics, see the International Labour Organization.
CensusScope - Handy maps, charts, and rankings for exploring U.S. population trends such as 'where the elderly predominate, where the nuclear family is (and isn't) the norm, and how "diversity" breaks down regionally.' Now includes Census 2010 Trends and Statistics (Social Science Data Analysis Network, University of Michigan). For full U.S. Census data, see U.S. Census Bureau, below.
Child Trends Databank - 'One-stop-shop for the latest national trends and research on over 80 key indicators of child and youth well-being.' The Kids Count Data Center, offers U.S. and state-by-state (and some city-specific) data for over 100 indicators of child well-being (Annie E. Casey Foundation).
County & City Data Book - Official population, housing, business and other data for all U.S. counties, cities with 25,000 or more inhabitants, and places of 2,500 or more inhabitants. Data is taken from many statistical publications and electronic sources, both government and private; current edition was published in November 2007. This page also offers links to related data.
Criminal Justice Statistics - Data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. Covers criminal justice characteristics, public opinion, crime, victims, arrests, seizures, courts, prosecution, sentencing, parole, jails, prisons, and death penalty. (U.S. Department of Justice and State University of New York at Albany)
Economic Indicators - Links to key economic indicators published regularly by the U.S. government, and a schedule of when they are released. See also GPO Access Economic Indicators, a monthly report that provides economic information on gross domestic product, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics; arranged by date. You can search the archive of GPO Access Economic Indicators using the Advanced Search page and selecting Economic Indicators from the list of Available Collections. (U.S. Government Printing Office).
Education Statistics - The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the main U.S. federal government office for collecting and analyzing data related to education. Covers public & private schools, colleges & universities, and libraries.
Energy Information Administration - Data, forecasts, and analyses on energy resources, production, and consumption, including all types of energy and all sectors. See also Renewable & Alternative Fuels for U.S. and international data & reports on renewable energy consumption and production; and Energy Analysis (formerly Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Data) for maps and data on U.S. energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. (U.S. Department of Energy)
Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) - A variety of economic and financial data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. See also Free Lunch for free U.S. and international economic data, frequently updated (Moody's Economy.com; free registration required).
FedStats - A gateway to statistical data produced by over 100 U.S. government agencies. You can link directly to all statistics on a particular topic (listed A-Z), or view the key statistics from any specific agency, though in some cases a particular topic may show up in the agency specifics but not on the A-Z topic list. Data.gov is a comprehensive searchable database aimed at improving access to federal data (U.S. Executive Branch). Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web includes state labor market information and international statistical agencies (BLS).
Global Change Master Directory - More than 20,000 links to Earth science data sets and services covering all aspects of Earth and environmental sciences, including agriculture, biosphere, climate, oceans, land surface, and much more (NASA).
Global Distribution of Poverty - Poverty data for a variety of countries, plus maps illustrating poverty levels at a number of spatial scales (global, regional, national, and urban areas) and for various poverty measures (2005, Columbia University). For recent data & analysis on poverty and wealth in the U.S., see Pew Social Trends : Poverty and related economic trends (Pew Research Center).
Health Fast Stats A - Z - Provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance in the U.S., organized alphabetically. Links are provided to statistical publications, sources of more data, and related web pages (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). See also State Health Facts, for health-related data and other information for each U.S. state (Kaiser Family Foundation); and Health in New Jersey (Trust for America's Health). For a quick birds' eye view of human and animal disease outbreaks around the globe (with links to additional information), see Harvard University's Health Map.
Higher Education Statistics - Data and analysis on higher education in each U.S. state, including participation and completion, affordability, learning, and finance. (National Center for Higher Education Management Systems)
Immigration Statistics - Statistics on foreign nationals who have been granted lawful permanent U.S. residence, admitted into the U.S. on a temporary basis, applied for asylum or refugee status, or naturalized; plus data on immigration law enforcement actions, demographic profiles on legal permanent residents and naturalized citizens, and maps which visually represent U.S. migration data by various demographic and geographic characteristics (U.S. Department of Homeland Security). Migration Information Source provides population migration data from numerous global organizations and governments around the world (Migration Policy Institute).
Internet & American Life - Statistical reports and analysis on the current state of U.S. internet and technology use. (Pew Research Center)
Libraries : How they Stack Up (2010) - This snapshot of the economic impact of libraries compares library economics and activities to other sectors, professions, and destinations in the worldwide economy (OCLC). See also State of America's Libraries 2013, Millions of People Rely on Library Computers for Employment, Health, and Education, and Public Library Funding Myths & Realities.
Literacy in American Cities- This annual report rates cities around the U.S. for factors relating to literacy such as education, libraries, and newspaper circulation (Central Connecticut State University). For other kinds of city rankings, see the South Plainfield Public Library's Relocation page.
Manufacturing - Recent data on U.S. manufacturing, with interactive maps & reports on basic geography, industry patterns, wage variations, plant size changes, job changes, and more. (Brookings Institution; non-profit organization)
Pew Research Center - 'A nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.' Topics covered include journalism & media, the internet, religion & public life, Latino trends & attitudes, international opinion, and social & demographic trends.
Philanthropy Statistics - An assortment of statistics and related information on charitable giving in the United States (National Philanthropic Trust). For a variety of statistics on the U.S. non-profit sector, see Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy; includes links to related resources (Urban Institute).
Population Clock, U.S. and World - After you click on this link, the clock will update continuously for one minute, then once per minute after the first minute. The U.S. POPClock is consistent with Census 2010 data and the most recent national population estimates. The World POPClock is based on figures from the Census Bureau's International Data Base. (U.S. Census Bureau)
Population Reference Bureau - Statistical analyses, using both text and graphics, of demographic issues affecting the U.S., international, and global population. Topics include children & families, education, environment, health, immigration, mortality, poverty, race / ethnicity and more.
Public Elementary - Secondary Education Finance Data - Annual education finance data including revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets of elementary and secondary public school systems, for all states including the District of Columbia; covers 1992 - 2009 (U.S. Census Bureau). See also Leaders and Laggards : A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Effectiveness (U.S. Chamber of Commerce).
State and County Quickfacts - Fast, user-friendly access to basic economic and demographic data for states and counties, as well as larger cities. (U.S. Census Bureau)
State of the Cities - Provides demographic, economic, and crime data for individual Metropolitan Areas, cities, and suburbs, from 1970 - 2010. (U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development)
State of the USA - Aims to provide Americans with 'a single place to track progress across a range of national concerns, as determined by independent polling and research as well as expert and public input.' (Non-profit organization; working in association with the National Academy of Sciences)
Statistical Abstract - Online edition of the standard annual reference book, offering a wide assortment of U.S. statistical data, including population, health, law, environment, elections, defense, labor, prices, business, and more, plus comparative international statistics. (U.S. Census Bureau) NOTE : For historical data from 1790 - 2010. The U.S. Census Bureau terminated the collection of data for the Statistical Abstract in 2011.
Tax Facts - An extensive collection of current and historical statistics on U.S. state and federal taxes. (Urban Institute and Brookings Institution)
Transportation Statistics - Annual statistical overview of the transportation sector, including fatalities, passenger & vehicle miles, security, economy, environment, and related data.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics - 'Global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, technology, culture and communication.' For additional international statistics on a wide variety of subjects, see the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) statistics portal. U.N. State of World Population presents international data for population growth, mortality, economics, environment, women, and more, in an online book format. For a searchable database of international data, see U.N. Data. (United Nations)
U.S. Census Bureau - Official source of statistics on population and demographics, as well as economic data; see also American FactFinder. For a quick statistical overview of the U.S., states, counties, and cities, see State and County Quickfacts. For overviews on specific population groups (blacks, hispanics, women, elderly, etc.), see 2010 Census Briefs. See also We the People, a series of statistical reports from the 2000 census on population, family, education, and economic status for Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, American Indians & Alaska Natives, Arab Americans, Multiracial Americans, women & men, and the aging, plus brief overviews on the foreign born, the disabled, children, and other related special reports. For statistics related to noteworthy events such as holidays, see the Facts for Features homepage. Fast Facts - History provides a historical portrait of the United States, highlighting census-related statistics, innovations, events, and icons for each decade from 1790 - 2010. (U.S. Census Bureau)
Voter Turnout - Comprehensive global political participation statistics, including regularly updated, country-by-country voter turnout figures for national presidential and parliamentary elections since 1945. (International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance)
Well-Being Index® - Developed to provide a measure of Americans' health and well-being, the Well-Being Index® is based on responses to surveys of general life evaluation (present and anticipated), emotional and physical health, healthy behavior, work environment, and access to basics - food, shelter, health care, & a safe and satisfying place to live (Gallup and Healthways). The Happy Planet Index 'combines environmental impact with human well-being to measure the environmental efficiency with which, country by country, people live long and happy lives' (New Economics Foundation, UK, 'an independent think tank that aims to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environmental and social issues'). For additional comparisons among different countries, see the OECD's Better Life Index.
World Health - Health-related statistics and related information for each country (World Health Organization). See also Global Health Facts for international data on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria (Kaiser Family Foundation).