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American FactFinder

Allows retrieval of summary and detailed demographic and economic data collected by the Census Bureau; some mapping capabilities. Main site for statistics from the 2000 Decennial Census and 1997 Economic Census.

Available from the Census Bureau
http://factfinder.census.gov/

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County & City Data Book

Data for states, counties, cities on a wide variety of topics (demographics, vital statistics, business and the economy, health care, social programs, etc.) from the Census Bureau, other Federal government agencies and private organizations.

Available from the Univ of Virginia Library's Geospatial and Statistical Data Center
http://fisher.lib.Virginia.EDU/ccdb/

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Historical Census Data Browser

Selected population and economic census data for states and counties from 1790 to 1960.

Available from Univ of Virginia Library's Geospatial and Statistical Data Center
http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/census/

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School District Data Book

Social, financial and administrative data for each of the 15,274 school districts in the U.S. for 1989-1990, compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Available from the Government Information Sharing Project
http://govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/sddb-stateis.html

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Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

Summary of statistics on the social, cultural, political, and economic organization of the U.S. Data abstracted from many statistical publications, both government and private.

Available from the Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-us.html

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U.S. Census Bureau

Huge site that includes demographic, housing, economic, and international data; news releases; descriptions of Census Bureau products.

http://www.census.gov/

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USA Counties

Demographic, economic, and governmental information spanning several years and sources for county comparisons and profiles. In addition to data compiled by the Census Bureau, includes data from other federal agencies on subjects like banking, crime, elections, and vital statistics. Contains the most current data available at the time.

1998 edition available online from 2 sources:

  1. CenStats
    http://tier2.census.gov/usac/index.html

  2. Government Information Sharing Project
    http://govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/usaco-stateis.html

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