This page provides links to U.S. government information by level of government and by subject. *Vanderbilt is a selective depository for federal government publications since 1884, United Nations publications since 1946, and Food and Agriculture publications since 1948.*
•The Decennial Census - a survey of population and housing
•The Economic Census - a survey of almost all business activity in industries and communities at the national, state, county, and metropolitan levels conducted every 5 years ending in 2 and 7
•The American Community Survey - an annual survey of three million households
Provides historical statistics on the social, political, and economic aspects of the United States, including population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, economic sectors, and governance and international relations. Includes census data. Users can create custom tables and merge columns from multiple tables to create custom tables, which can also be downloaded, printed, or graphed.
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Current and historical U.S. census data and demographic information from 1790 to present. Topics vary from census to census. Includes access to: The Decennial Census - a survey of population and housing; The American Community Survey - an annual survey of three million households.
IPUMS provides census and survey data from around the world integrated across time and space. IPUMS integration and documentation makes it easy to study change, conduct comparative research, merge information across data types, and analyze individuals within family and community context. Data and services are available free of charge.
Provides statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the U.S.
*This database covers mostly 1970 to present and supersedes the U.S. government version, issued annually from 1878 to 2012 and available at:
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• US Federal statistical publications (also known as American Statistics Index or ASI) - coverage from 1973; full text from 2004.
• State government and business statistical reports (also known as Statistical Reference Index or SRI) - coverage from 1980, full-text from 2007.
• International statistical publications (also known as Index to International Statistics or IIS) - includes UN, OECD, and EU; coverage from 1980; full text from 2007.
Provides data on Inflation & prices, Pay & benefits, Spending & time use, Unemployment & employment, Workplace injuries, Productivity, Employment projections, and more. Data are available at national, regional, and state levels, and for many metropolitan services areas.
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