The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. A nationwide population census on a regular basis dates from the establishment of Article I, Section 2, of the United States Constitution.
The Census Bureau has released the 1940 Census. Besides genealogy information, the 1940 Census has economic and social data for this time period.
Census Reporter is a Knight News Challenge-funded project to make it easy for journalists to write stories using US Census data. Expanding upon the volunteer-built Census.ire.org, Census Reporter simplifies finding and using data from the decennial census and the American Community Survey.
Check out the following mobile apps!
1. America's Economy is available for iPads and Android devices. It gives real-time updates on 19 key economic indicators.
2. dwellr also available for iPads and Android devices. Information is available on the top 25 American cities, their neighborhoods, home values, education, commute times and more.
California Data Easy to use site that has data from state agencies. Recommended as a starting site for researching data on California
California Statistical Abstract - gives overview of California statistics in all areas of concern, i.e. education, health, crime, finance, etc.
California Crime Statistics - gives historical as well as current statistics on crime in general and by types of crimes.
California Economy & Labor Statistics - The US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the California Department of Industrial Relations give information on consumer price index, employment figures, wages, etc.
California Education - the state database DataQuest is an interactive resource that gives reports for accountability (e.g. API, AYP), test data, enrollment, graduates, dropouts, course enrollments, staffing, and data regarding English learners.
The Statistical Abstract of the United States published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. As of October 2011, StatAbs was discontinued due to budget cuts from Congress.
Data.gov Cross-search government agencies' raw data catalog by category (such as energy or population) or federal agency to obtain machine-readable, platform-independent data sets.
FedStats cross-searches more than 100 Federal agencies for official statistical information for economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more.
National Center for Education Statistics( NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is the principal health statistics agency of the U.S. that compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the nation.
Uniform Crime Report The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program provides reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. Several annual statistical publications are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States
Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER) provides access to historical economic statistics. Some of the publications that have been scanned into the system include economic indicators; annual statistical digests; banking and monetary statistics; and the Concordance of Statistics.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics provides diverse statistics concerning all methods of transportation in the United States.
Consumer Price Index - The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
LABORSTA - download labor statistics from over 200 countries. Data provided by the International Labour Office (ILO)
United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs - United Nations database provides world demographic information.
The World Bank offers free access to statistics involving, by country, education, business & economics, health, agriculture, etc. These and other statistics offered by the World Bank show the development in specific countries.
UNICEF gives country statistics on children's issues, such as health, education, and risk factors related to children.