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Government Information Resources: Data & Statistics

Data Planet and Statista

Begin your research with these two statistical aggregators that provide access to much of the data contained in the federal government agency and private organization web sites linked elsewhere on this page.

Quick Statistics

The resources provided here are a starting point for locating data and statistics from government sources, including population totals for geographic areas. While no resource is exhaustive, these represent excellent starting points for many queries.

The Government Documents Librarian is available to help you find any data you need: please email or call Kevin Garewal for additional research assistance.

Citing Datasets

Like all resources, datasets should be cited whenever they are used in a publication, paper, presentation, or assignment. Here are some guides to citing data:

Help with American FactFinder 2

There are many free resources available to get you started with finding Census data, American Community Survey data, and data from the Economic Census using American FactFinder 2. Here are a few of the best:

The Government Documents Librarian is available to help you find any data you need: please email or call Ian McCullough for additional research assistance.