Social Work

Statistical Resources

Census and Demographic Sources

"Provides frequently requested Census Bureau information at the national, state and county level" including People, Business, and Geography categories. Very quick and easy to use! 

Official website of the U.S. Census Bureau. This site gives thorough access to census information and statistics. 

The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides easy access to summary tables and time series of population, housing, agriculture, and economic data, along with GIS-compatible boundary files, for years from 1790 through the present and for all levels of U.S. census geography, including states, counties, tracts, and blocks.

A trusted source for federal statistical information since 1997. FedStats supports a community of practice for over 100 agencies engaged in the production and dissemination of official federal statistics, and provides the public with a showcase of information, tools and news related to official Federal statistics.

Population, economic, income, health data and more.
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International Statistics Sources
Published by the CIA, this site offers statistical and other information by country. Information is included on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and military. 


Economic Statistics Sources

Includes information on the Consumer Price Index, employment, wages, productivity, with geographical breakdowns available.

World Bank's World Development Indicators provides 550 development indicators, with time series for 207 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2000. 

Offers international economic and demographic data.Criminal Justice Statistics Sources

Produced by the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center of the University at Albany (SUNY/Albany). 


Health Statistics Sources

Includes access to FASTATS, an alphabetical list of statistics on scores of health topics. 

Statistical Methodology Resources

The Centre for Applied Statistics at Lancaster University (UK) has developed this compilation of brief, non-technical definitions of terms that may have you temp-orarily befuddled. Included are terms for topics such as Hypothesis Testing, Samp-ling, Probability, Confidence Intervals, Non-Parametric Methods, among others. Thanks to Dr. Rita Posner for calling this site to our attention! (rb 05/01/01) 

This site offers a set of statistical calculators which accomplish specific tasks reliably and quickly, with minimal instruction. However, it is not a "robust" statistical application such as those for which one must pay.