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Statistical Sites

AARP DataExplorer

Produced by the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI), it focuses on data for the 50-plus population in the areas of health, income, employment, long-term services and caregiving, nursing, housing, transportation, and demographics.

AgeSource / AgeStats Worldwide

Two databases created by AARP to facilitate the international exchange of policy and program-relevant information in aging.

Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)

Provides statistics on religious bodies--both in the United States and Worldwide.


An easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic information.

The purpose of is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.


Detailed statistics on the European Union & European countries.


FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries.


Compiles in one place statistics from over 100 federal agencies. Access data by broad topics, agencies, and keywords.


Provides a dramatic visual presentation of data and statistical time series.

Gender Equality Data and Statistics

One-stop shop for gender information, catering to a wide range of users and providing data from a variety of sources.

Global Consumption Database

Supplies authoritative information about the consumption patterns of billions of low-income people in over 90 developing countries.

Human Mortality Database

created to provide detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in the history of human longevity.

International Resources: By Theme and By Region

Northwestern University Library guide connects to key resources and International organizations by subject and by region of the world.

International Trade and Market Access Data (WTO)

Provide extensive access to trade and tariff data.

Measuring Worth

Explores alternative ways to compare and measure the relative worth of things.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online (MBS)

Database with "current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world." More than 100 indicators (monthly, quarterly and annual data from 2000 to current year).


Contains an enormous amount of data and information on New York City.

OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web

Portal for 'official' statistics sites around the world. This includes government agencies, international organisations, NGOs and similar sources.

Our World in Data

An online publication that shows how living conditions are changing. The aim is to give a global overview and to show changes over the very long run, so that we can see where we are coming from and where we are today.

Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends Project

Seeks to improve public understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the United States and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation.

Social Science Data Search

This search tool targets over 800 academic, government agency, non-profit, and other web sites that provide high quality, downloadable statistical information and data sets

Statistical Abstract of the United States

A compendium of statistical information that covers all aspects of U.S. socioeconomic, political, and cultural affairs.

Statistical Abstracts Series

Collection of Statistical Abstracts of the United States and Historical Supplements, 1789-2012

Statistical Information

UB Only

UB databases dealing with facts and statistical information.

Statistical Resources on the Web

Comprehensive listing of the best resources for statistics on the Web.

Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web

Links to federal and international statistical agencies, including the official statistics departments of around sixty countries.

Statistics for Specific Industries

Provides information from federal government agencies on 7 major industires (agriculture, banking, energy, environment, health & safety, housing, and transportation).


Search tool for United Nations Statistics.

WomanStats Project

The WomanStats Project is the most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world. [free, but requires registration]

World Bank Open Data

Free access to all data collected in the World Bank Open Data Initiative.

WTO Statistics Database

Data is available on foreign trade, tariffs and services (transport, telecommunication, financial services).


Search engine built to uncover "semi-structured" data on the web.