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US Statistics

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States. Now ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States, current year at Reference Desk with call number RER. HA202
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States (1878-2012). The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the standard compendium of of statistics compiled primarily from government sources. Print-on-paper copies of the Statistical Abstract are also available in the Library, with 2012 and older years in Stacks and recent years at the Reference Desk and Reference Stacks. Call number: HA 202. Since 2013, the title is ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States.
  • The World Almanac and Book of Facts. (print-on-paper edition) REF AY 67 .N5 W7 General all purpose reference work. Contains social, industrial, political, financial, religious, and educational statistics and rankings. The Library owns print-on-paper editions of the World Almanac back to 1923--earlier editions are located in the General Collection in the Library basement under the call number AY 67 .N5 W7.

Census Information

  • 2007 Agriculture Census The Agriculture Census is taken five years in years ending in 2 and 7.
  • 2007 Economic Census The Economic Census is taken eEvery five years in years ending in 2 and 7.
  • 2010 Population Census The Census of Population is taken every ten years in years ending in 0.
  • Construction & Housing Data Part of the Economic Census, the Construction & Housing data include: new housing starts, value of new construction, etc.
  • Census of Manufactures The Census of Manufactures and Annual Survey of Manufactures are available from the Census web site, Annual Survey of Manufactures
  • Census of Mineral Industries
  • Census of Retail & Wholesale Trade C3.255
  • Census of Service Industries and Service Annual Survey
  • Census of Transportation C3.233 This census provides information on commodity transportation (tons and ton miles, value of shipments, means of transportation, length of haul, size of shipments, origin and destination); truck inventory and use (number of vehicles, truck-miles, use, miles, model year, body type, fuel, acquisition and maintenance), and a public warehouse survey.
  • To find more information on the various Economic Census surveys and products, see the Census web page, searching for the specific type of information you need.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States--Colonial Times to 1970. REF HA202 .B87 1975
  • American Factfinder---Data from the Decennial Census, American Community Survey, and the Economic Census.
  • Bureau of Census: The Official Statistics The Census Bureau web page is a central location for statistics on population, income, poverty, business & industry, and Census mapping.
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics provides statistics on crime, victims, law enforcement, courts & sentencing, and corrections. Some international statistics are included.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics includes statistics on employment & earnings, wages, prices, working conditions, occupations, productivity, and more.
  • County and City Data Book. REF HA 202 .A36. This publication provides statistics on such subjects as population, housing, employment, crime, businesses, and agriculture. Published at irregular intervals. The Library owns editions from 1949 forward.

Federal Agency & NGO (Non-Governmental Organizations) Statistical Publications

Illinois and Other States' Statistics

  • Illinois Economic Summary. OVSIZE HA 344 I44 I42 Reported annually by quarter. Includes data on various national, state and some local economic indicators.
  • Illinois Statistical Abstract. REF HC 107 .I3 I66.
  • State Census Data Center---state census data of the 50 states of the U.S.
  • Vital Statistics in Illinois. ILL. 312.09773 I29v (IL. Govt. Publications- 2nd Floor) Covers births, deaths, and marriages and divorces in the state. Some data is now online, Illinois Health Statistics

International Statistics

  • International Financial Statistics Yearbook. REF HG61 .I57
  • Statistics Canada--Canada's national statistical agency profiling Canada's business, economy and society.
  • UNESCO Statistical Yearbook. REF AZ 361 .U45 World wide coverage of data on education, science and technology, libraries, museums, theater and dramatic arts, book production, newspapers and periodicals, films and cinema, radio broadcasting, and television.
  • United Nations Population Information Network (POPIN)

Other Guides

  • Business Statistics on the Web : Find Them Fast--at Little or No Cost HF1016 .B47 2003
  • OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web A comprehensive, useful, and well maintained (by the University of Auckland's Library) collection of links to free, official statistics resources.
  • Wolfram\AlphaA web search tool for finding data

Xiaotian Chen
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