U.S. Government Information

Popular Sources for Government Collected Statistics

  • Statista: The Statistics Portal 
    Statista integrates data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista provides quantitative data on a wide range of topics including media, business, finance, politics, along with selected analysis reports.
  • Prices and Wages by Decade
    "Links to government documents and primary sources listing retail prices for products and services, as well as wages for common occupations" (1700s - present).
  • Social Explorer
    Quick and easy access to current and historical census (1790 - present). 
  • Data.Census.gov
    The official U.S. Census Bureau site for demographic information.  For older census data consider our subscription database Social Explorer.
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)
    FRED is a database of 20,070 U.S. economic time series data. With FRED you can download data into Excel and view charts of data series. You can also access “vintage” data through ALFRED – the Archival Federal Reserve Data.

  • Simply Analytics
    SimplyAnalytics is a web-based mapping and data analysis tool that changes the way people use and interact with complex data. Easy to create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using extensive demographic, business, and marketing data. Additional components include Simmons consumer spending data.
  • SAGE Data - (formerly DataPlanet)
    A data aggregation tool that allows you to create and export custom tables, maps and charts.

  • Statistical Insight
    Search within this index to identify and access statistical publications of the U.S. government, international organizations, state governments and many non-governmental organizations.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
    Promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner. BEA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • USASpending.gov
    Official open data source of federal government spending information. 
  • Additional Sources
    For a additional statistical sources by topic see the DATA AND STATISTICS guide.