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History - Primary Sources

Historical Statistics

Statistics and Data

Statistical Resources

American FactFinder

Produced by the United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.

Historical Statistics of the United States 1789-1945

Published by the Census Bureau, this set contains U.S. Statistics from Colonial times to 1970. Subjects covered are population, vital statistics, migration, labor, prices and price indexes, national income and wealth, consumer income and expenditures, social statistics, land, water, climate, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, minerals, construction and housing, manufacturing, transportation, communications, energy, trade, productivity, financial markets and institutions, government, colonial and pre-federal statistics.

National Historical Geographic Information System

The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2015.

Statistical Abstract of the United States (online version)

1995-present U.S. Bureau of the Census. U.S. Government Printing Office. As the National Data Book it contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included. The Abstract is also a guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations. The online version has full text of the latest editions.

Location: Print version, Moore Library-Reference Room. Call Number: Ref. HA202 .S72