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Statistics: United States

This guide provides suggested resources for finding a variety of statistics for Alaska, the US, and the world.

Tip!

Many national statistics are also compiled by organizations listed under the International section of this statistics guide.

Overviews

These resources provide a wide range of extensive statistics and are good starting points.  Most of them are searchable by keyword.  

Other

Religion

Religious Landscape Study from the Pew Research Center

Religion and Public Life from the Pew Forum

Social Indicators

See International Statistics -- Social Indicators

 

Business and Economics

US Bureau of Economic Analysis from the US Department of Commerce

FRASER includes current and historic economic statistics from the Federal Reserve Archive

US Census Bureau Economic Indicators key economic indicators both historic and contemporary 

Bureau of Labor Statistics - browse state and national data 

Education

National Center for Education Statistics is "the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. "  

Health

National Center for Health Statistics - a searchable website from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention

Health Statistics from MedLine Plus from the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health

Crime

U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics includes statistics on corrections, courts, crime types, and more

Uniform Crime Reports from the FBI  "compiles volume and rate of crime offenses for the nation, the states, and individual agencies."