- Statistical Abstract of the United States Ref HA202 2014 Available online or in print, the Statistical Abstract distills the most useful statistics collected by the federal government on topics including population, health, education, crime, the economy, government, and the environment. If you’re not sure where to look, start here.
- American FactFinder American FactFinder is the online portal for U.S. Census data. You can find much more than simple population counts, including information on housing, income, education, language, and economic activity, and sort for data on the local, state, and national levels.
- Fedstats Fedstats is the most comprehensive guide to statistics collected by any U.S. government agency. It can be tough to navigate if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, but it’s the most complete overview.
- Illinois Statistics.This directory is maintained by the University of Illinois.
Business & Economics
- Bureau of Labor Statistics Includes statistics on employment, prices and living conditions (e.g the Consumer Price Index), productivity, and more.
- Lexis Nexis Search by company name to find company profiles, histories, and financial data.
- Google Finance Get stock quotes and other market data.
- Bureau of Transportation Statistics Information on trade, travel, and freight by air, land, and sea. Includes statistics related to the economy and energy consumption.
- Bureau of Justice Statistics Information on crime, law enforcement, courts, and corrections.
- Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics An easy-to-navigate source of statistics arranged by topic, maintained by the University at Albany.
- FBI Uniform Crime Reports The top source for statistics on crime.
- Pew Research Center Pew is a non-partisan, highly respected research institute that polls, surveys, and demographic research on almost any important topic, from internet use to religion to politics to the economy.
- Digest of Education Statistics The most important overview of U.S. Education statistics from the National Center of Education Statistics. Browse figures and tables of statistical data. On the NCES webpage you can also find additional data sets and search tools.
- Illinois Board of Higher Education Collects educational statistics specific to higher ed in the state of Illinois.
- Illinois State Board of Education Comprehensive guide to Illinois education statistics, arranged by topic.
- National Center for Health Statistics Vast array of information on health, medicine, vital statistics, immunizations, and longitudinal studies.
- National Library of Medicine The key source for comprehensive, publicly available medical information.
- Center for Disease Control Statistics on diseases and contributing factors from the CDC.
- Historical Statistics of the United States Historical statistics on population, the economy, and government, from 1800 to the 1990s.
- CIA Fact Book The best source for concise, detailed information about any country.
- United Nations Statistics An excellent source for global statistics regarding such areas as social conditions, population and demographics, economic factors, the environment, industry, trade, etc.
- International Monetary Fund: International Financial Statistics For both international and domestic financial on exchange rates, interest rates, inflation, and banking.
- World Bank More international economic data, including World Development Indicators.
Even more statistical resources
Looking for even more sources of statistical information? Check out this comprehensive guide from Vanderbilt University.