A wealth of United States statistical information is available on several topics. While much of the material is freely available on the internet, several library databases are also important data sources. The following guide will lead you to the most important general and specific sources for national statistics.
This is the fundamental starting point for any research involving U.S. statistics. Although the U.S. government stopped producing it with the 2012 issue, the Statistical Abstract still provides provides tables of statistics for most areas of American business, society, education, family life, employment, and other aspects. Most importantly, tables will always list the sources for their data. This will lead you to the most detailed and up-to-date source for your statistical topic.
This major section of the Census Bureau website provides data for a wide range of demographic topics, including the elderly, children, families, women, race, immigration, migration, poverty, education, occupations, and many others.
This site features easy access pages which provide the most commonly requested heath stats on 100+ health topics. Each FastStats page provides links to source information for each statistic as well as providing links to the specific health agency websites responsible for providing more detailed information.
This is the major annual U.S. health statistics publication. It tracks trends in U.S. health and compiles a large array of statistical tables. The site provides access to year of this publication, back to 1975.
This is the major site for all types of U.S. labor statistics, including: inflation and prices (including U.S. import and export prices), employment and unemployment, pay and benefits, spending and time use, productivity, and workplace injuries.