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General Sources for Statistics

These links probably contain a little of everything that is offered up in this guide.  The first, The Statistical Abstract, has long been a single source for many commonly asked-for U.S. statistics. 

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Published since 1878, the Statistical Abstract is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.  Source material is cited.  Older issues are here.

STATS America 
From Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. They obtain thousands of data items from hundreds of data sets from dozens of federal and state sources, along with some commercial or private source data. In addition to the value added through easy access and functionality, they acknowledge the direct agency source of the data on every table, profile or map. States, counties, and metropolitan areas in the US are covered.

Provides a gateway to statistical sources from federal agencies. Subjects are accessible via a list on the left-hand side of the page (Population, education, employment, health, housing, commerce, economy, finance, transportation, agriculture, environment& geography, government, justice, science & technology, media, and tourism).  Yes, many of the resources here already appear on this page.

State of the Cities Data System (SOCDS) 
Maintained by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this database provides totals and comparisons of a variety of data for Metropolitan cities, Central Cities, Suburbs, and other local government entities. Population, employment, business, crime, building permits, and public finance are some of the datasets available. Data begins with the 1970s Census for population; other subjects come from later dates.


National Agricultural Statistics Service 
NASS publishes U.S., state, and county level agricultural statistics for many commodities and data series. Quick Stats offers the ability to query by commodity, state(s) and year(s), providing the most up-to-date statistics including all revisions. The query dataset can be downloaded for easy use in your database or spreadsheet. Data goes back to the 1800s. Also within this resource is CropScape, an interactive map.

USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (ESMIS) 
The system contains nearly 2500 reports and datasets. These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics (commodities, field crops, economics and management, livestock, dairy and poultry, specialty agriculture, trade and international). Available titles include both current and historical data. Many of the current titles are available via email subscription. 

Census of Agriculture (US) Historical Census Publications 
The Census of Agriculture back to 1840. 

Foreign Agricultural Service Data & Analysis
From the USDA. FAS’s network of global contacts and long-standing relationships with international groups contribute to the agency’s unique market intelligence capacity. FAS analysts provide objective intelligence on foreign market conditions, prepare production forecasts, assess export opportunities, and track changes in policies affecting U.S. agricultural exports and imports.

Global Agricultural Information Network 
USDA'S Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) provides timely information on the agricultural economy, products and issues in foreign countries since 1995 that are likely to have an impact on United States agricultural production and trade. U.S. Foreign Service officers working at posts overseas collect and submit information on the agricultural situation in more than 130 countries to USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), which maintains the GAIN reports.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 
Includes data on fisheries, forestry, food aid, land use, and population. Online mapping as well.

International Food Policy Institute
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
An organization of 36 countries dedicated to economic development.  Statistics on agricultural output, policy, fisheries, and sustainable agriculture.


StatUSA (No longer available: this program has ceased) and USA Trade Online
USA Trade Online is still going to be continued by the Census Bureau (but you must view this resource at the Library, on the Government Documents computer). Some "replacement" StatUSA data sources are found here.  Additional links to economic data (including Market Research Reports and Country Commercial Guides) can be found at's Trade Data & Analysis. The University of Central Florida has bookmarked and organized many of the replacement links here.

Housing and Urban Development Market at a Glance Reports 
The "Market at a Glance" reports for the counties and metropolitan areas are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Some adjustments are made by HUD field economists based on regional information. The data is expected to be released on monthly basis for most of the metropolitan areas and counties. Data includes labor force and employment, population and households, housing market and building activity.

Labor Statistics 
The Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps track of employment (state, metropolitan and local), layoffs, compensation, consumer & producer prices indices, workplace injuries, and foreign labor statistics, to name just a few. Also includes a monthly calendar of important release dates for data.

Economic Census Data (U.S. Census Bureau) 
The Economic Census provides a detailed portrait of the Nation's economy once every five years, from the national to the local level.  Data is available for the U.S., states, counties, metro and zip code areas.

Center for Economic Studies 
A unit of the Census Bureau, this program develops public–use data products by combining and enhancing existing data including Business Dynamics Statistics (measures of establishment business dynamics by state, firm, size, age, and industrial sector), Quarterly Workforce Indicators (workforce statistics by demography, geography, and industry for each state), OnTheMap (data on where workers live and work), and SIPP Synthetic Beta (synthetic Survey of Income and Program Participation).

Social Security Administration: Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics 
Employment & earnings by state and county, expenditures of the aged, income of population 55 or older, disability and other benefits, policy papers and research briefs on pertinent topics.

Tax Statistics--Internal Revenue Service 
Business tax statistics, individual income, charitable & exempt organizations, filing statistics, statistics by form, migration data, working papers, historical data.

BizStats: Free business statistics and financial ratios 
Collects, analyzes, edits and adds value to public data and delivers it without cost in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand format. Raw data is selected and analyzed to develop value-added calculations and useful statistics, and publish the results in a unique, easily accessible format for business owners, valuation professionals, accountants and consultants. 

Economic Indicators 
Available from April 1995 forward, this monthly compilation is prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic Advisers and provides economic information on prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money and Federal finance.

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District (Beige Book) 
Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector. An overall summary of the twelve district reports is prepared by a designated Federal Reserve Bank on a rotating basis.

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis 
This office provides the most timely, relevant and accurate economic data to help promote a better understanding of the U.S. economy. These reliable and consistent measures of economic activity are essential to the informed decision-making of policymakers, business leaders and every American household.

U.S. International Trade Administration--Trade Data & Analysis
A variety of trade stats available here: International Trade Statistics (TradeStats Express, State Imports, Top Trade Partners), Small & Medium Sized Companies (Exporter Database), Sub-National Trade Statistics (U.S. Metropolitan Areas and State), and Manufacturing Statistics (Export Related Jobs, Manufacturing Biweekly Update).

A large resource. Quandl sources data from central banks, exchanges, brokers, statistical agencies, think-tanks, academics, and private companies. There are almost 500 high quality data sources here.

American Customer Satisfaction Index 
The ACSI reports scores on a scale of 0 to 100 at the national level and produces indexes for 10 economic sectors, 47 industries (including e-commerce and e-business), more than 230 companies, and over 100 federal or local government services. In addition to the company-level satisfaction scores, the ACSI produces scores for the causes and consequences of customer satisfaction and their relationships. The measured companies, industries, and sectors are broadly representative of the U.S. economy

Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America
From the USDA Economic Research Service, the Atlas assembles statistics on four broad categories of socioeconomic factors: People: Demographic data (including age, race and ethnicity, migration and immigration, education, household size and family composition), Jobs: Economic data (including information on employment trends, unemployment, industrial composition, and household income), Agriculture: (including number and size of farms, operator characteristics, off farm income, and government payments) and County classifications.

Economic Report of the President 
"The Economic Report of the President is an annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. It overviews the nation's economic progress using text and extensive data appendices.” Statistical tables and reports can be downloaded from 1995 forward. 

Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER) 
Search for banking, business, and economic data dating back to the late 1800s. 


National Center for Charitable Statistics 
The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.

Charity Navigator
Over 9,000 of America's best-known and some lesser known, but worthy, charities are rated.  Their rating system looks at a charity's financial health and their accountability & transparency.

The Almanac of American Philanthropy
This resource was created to serve as a reference on America's distinctive philanthropy,and conveniently encapsulates the history, purposes, effects, and modern direction of private giving.

Nonprofits Source
Compiles data on online charitable giving (online, social, mobile, and email).


ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 
Contains a comprehensive collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included. The Abstract also serves as a guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations. This publication is often the first thing many people go to for any statistics question—there is much more than just demographic information. In print at the library, this publication may be found on the upper floor, HA 202 (YEAR) from 2012 back to 1909. 

U.S. Census Bureau 
The starting point for data about the people and the economy of the United States. Access is available via an A to Z menu, a search feature, and browsing the main categories--people, business, and geography--on the home page.  Also includes a link to DATA.CENSUS.GOV, which uses Census Bureau data to create tables, reports, and maps down to the census block level. Lydia Olson Library has a collection of Census publications going back to 1900. For assistance, please ask at the Reference Desk. For historical population numbers, visit this page from the University of Michigan (they also have a very good webpage of Census resources). The database MyHeritage Library Edition contains searchable Census records from 1790-1930. NMU has a webpage on Census Resources. Datasources: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics 
Under Data Tools are links to the following topics: Family and Social Environment, Economic Circumstances, Health Care, Physical Environment & Safety, Behavior, Education, and Health.

Aging Statistics 
From the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging Related Statistics. This website gathers data and reports relating to aging, as well as serving as means of communication among those interested in this topic.

General Social Survey (GSS) 
Data on social change in the United States is collected as part of the General Social Survey (GSS). The GSS has been conducted almost annually since 1972. It is the only full-probability, personal-interview survey designed to monitor changes in both social characteristics and attitudes currently being conducted in the United States. Hundreds of trends have been tracked since 1972. In addition, since the GSS adopted questions from earlier surveys, trends can be followed for up to 70 years.

From the Department of Homeland Security. The Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is online back to 2004, population estimates of legal and illegal immigrants ("Unauthorized Immigrants"), permanent legal residents, naturalizations, refugees, etc.

Mapping the Measure of America 
The Human Development Index is a composite measure of well being and opportunity combining health, knowledge, and standard of living into a 1-to-10 scale. Interactive maps and charts quickly show nationwide "rankings" of a variety of attributes: health, education, housing & transportation, income, etc. Data goes back to 2008.

National Opinion Research Center (NORC) 
Since 1941, NORC has been researching and publishing data on the following subjects: Arts and Humanities, Criminal Justice, Education, Energy & Environment, Finances, Health, International, Labor and Employment, Organizations, Security, Special Populations, Society and Culture, Substance Abuse, and Technology.


Center for Education Statistics Global Locator 
Search for schools (public or private), colleges, and libraries by name, zip code, or city. Statistics include student/teacher ratios with national comparison, enrollment, enrollment by race, NCES ID's, charter or magnet designation, and contact information.

Digest of Education Statistics 
From pre-kindergarten to graduate school, The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons. There are several annual reports listed on this page including The Condition of Education, Federal Support for Education, High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Projections of Education Statistics, and Youth Indicators. 

Regional Education Laboratory Program
Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) work in partnership with school districts, state departments of education, and other educational stakeholders to use data and research to improve academic outcomes for students. For more than 50 years, the RELs have collaborated with school districts, state departments of education, and other education stakeholders to help them generate and use evidence and improve student outcomes. Michigan, and most other Great Lakes states, are in the Midwest.  

ED Data Express: Data about elementary & secondary schools in the U.S. 
The site currently includes data from EDFacts, Consolidated State Performance Reports (CSPR), State Accountability Workbooks, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the College Board, and the Department's Budget Service office.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 
This agency collects, collates, analyzes, and reports complete statistics on the condition of American education; conducts and publishes reports; and reviews and reports on education activities internationally. The Digest of Education Statistics , Projections of Education Statistics, and The Condition of Education, are three major publications from this agency.  Also, FastFacts--concise information on a range of education issues.  Constantly updated.

National Education Association Reference Center 
The nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education.  More than statistics can be found here. Reports, assessment, and guidelines as well.

Open Doors Online 
A comprehensive information resource on international students in the United States and U.S. students who sojourn abroad as part of their academic experience. Online data goes back to 2001 and includes (for international students) total enrollment, leading institutions, countries of origin, academic level, and fields of study. For U.S. students abroad, leading destinations, host regions (with country breakdown), and fields of study.

Education Information from the U.S. Census Bureau 
The Census Bureau provides information on a variety of educational topics, from educational attainment and school enrollment to school costs and financing. Topic areas covered in this section include: Educational Attainment, School Enrollment, Public School System Finances, School Districts, Teaching about Statistics, and Educational Services.


U.S. Energy Information Administration 
This resource collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information. Includes petroleum and other liquids, coal, natural gas, electricity, renewable/alternative fuels, nuclear energy, consumption & efficiency, and total energy statistics. Shows state, territory, and country statistics. Includes maps.

Global Energy Statistical Yearbook
From Enerdata, an energy data and consulting company.  They produce the Global Energy Statistical Yearbook, a free online interactive data tool.  You can browse data through intuitive maps and graphs, for a visual analysis of the latest trends in the energy industry.

United Nations—Energy Statistics
UNSD collects energy statistics from more than 200 countries and updates and maintains the Energy Statistics Database, which contains energy statistics for the period 1950-2016. The statistics cover production, trade, transformation and final consumption (end-use) for a range of primary and secondary energy products derived from conventional and non-conventional or renewable energy sources.

Foreign Trade

United States International Trade Commission Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb 
This resource provides international trade statistics and U.S. tariff data to the public full-time and free of charge. U.S. import statistics, U.S. export statistics, U.S. tariffs, U.S. future tariffs and U.S. tariff preference information are available on a self-service, interactive basis. International trade data are available for years 1989- present on a monthly, quarterly, annual, or year-to-date basis.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 
An A to Z listing including (but not limited to) agriculture and fisheries, education, energy, environment, finance, health, internet economy, investment, trade, and transport.

World Trade Organization
Their "Documens and Resources" page provides access to the official documents of the WTO's councils and committees as well as to a range of other resources, such as trade statistics, economic research, WTO publications, videos, audio and photos.  Their data portal is here.

Foreign Trade 
From the U.S. Census Bureau. This database is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States. Includes import and export statistics, information on export regulations, and commodity classifications.

Health (state and local data)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Our nation's principal health statistics agency.  They publish Health: United States, an annual report on trends in health statistics. Online editions of this publication date back to 1975. Reports and data available on a variety of health related issues through their Data & Statistics page.

County Health Rankings 
Gathered from a number of national sources, this resource is a project between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. This web site provides access to the 50 state reports, ranking each county within the 50 states according to its health outcomes and the multiple health factors that determine a county's health. 

National Institutes for Mental Health 
Statistics on mental illness. Includes links to full-text publications and additional online resources.
Search in Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Community Living, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health & Human Service, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Kids Count
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. and measure the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children state by state. Comparisons are made within 10 indicators: percent low birth-weight babies; infant mortality rate; child death rate; rate of teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; teen birth rate; percent of children living with parents who do not have full-time, year-round employment; percent of teens who are high school dropouts; percent of teens not attending school and not working; percent of children in poverty; and percent of families with children headed by a single-parent.

The Human Mortality Database 
The Human Mortality Database (HMD) was created to provide detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in the history of human longevity. At present the database contains detailed population and mortality data for 37 countries. This resource is free but you are required to register.

Workplace Injury and Illness Data from OSHA 
Establishment-specific injury and illness rates by company, zip code, city, and SIC or NAICS code. Back to 1996.

USDA's Food Environment Atlas 
This atlas assembles statistics on food environment indicators (food choices, health & well-being, and community characteristics) to stimulate research on the determinants of food choices and diet quality.  Also from the USDA, the Food Access Research Atlas (this used to be named the Food Desert Locator).

Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL)
Provides nutritional information on various foods. Available from this site is the National Nutrient Database, which allows you to type in a food type (e.g apples, pizza, etc.) and retrieve its nutritional value (fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, etc.). In addition, the NDL offers nutritional reports on single nutrients.  For example, you can see food sources that contain iron and the amount of iron each of these sources contain.
This site provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety, and more. Resources are organized by category on the main page, but a more extensive list is available via a drop down menu option. Additionally, you can search across all the sources via keywords. 

Dietary Guidelines
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They provide authoritative advice about consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and being physically active to attain and maintain a healthy weight, reduce risk of chronic disease, and promote overall health. 


CIA World Factbook 
Published each year by the Central Intelligence Agency and updated every two weeks online, this publication provides geographic information on the countries and places of the world. Each profile includes an introduction, geography, people, government, economy, communication, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

African Statistical Yearbook 
Jointly produced by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The Yearbook presents a time series showing the performance of African countries for various economic and social indicators over the period 2003 onwards. The Yearbook is published in a single volume consisting of two parts: a set of summary tables followed by country profiles. 

Asian Development Bank - Data and Statistics
Includes social, economic (foreign trade), financial, environmental, and Millennium Development Goals.  See also the ADB Key Indicators Database and the Data Library for a central repository of all of ADB's public data.

Australian Bureau of Statistics 
What's available? Agriculture, Census, Consumer Price Index, Economic Indicators, Employment, Environment & Energy, Geography, Health, Industry, Manufacturing, Mining, People, Population, and Regional.

Statistics Canada
Much, much more than population--agriculture, crime, environment, immigration and ethnocultural diversity, labor, science & technology, transportation, and more.  Over 111,000 publications from this agency have been digitized at Scholars Portal.

The statistical unit of the European Commission, EuroStat gathers statistics from several sources. Includes county profiles and links to popular statistics. 

Eurydice Network: Education in Europe 
Eurydice publishes descriptions of national education systems, comparative reports devoted to specific topics, indicators and statistics, as well as news and articles related to the field of education.

From the U.S. Department of State. By office, by recipient country/region, by sector, by initiative, by agency, or by overseas contingency operation. More than USAID data is here: Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Department of Defense, and the Department of the Treasury, as well as budget planning data for the Department of State is included.

International Database 
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts demographic, economic, and geographic studies of other countries and strengthens statistical development around the world through technical assistance, training, and software products. For over 60 years, the Census Bureau has performed international analytical work and assisted in the collection, processing, analysis, dissemination, and use of statistics with counterpart governments in over 100 countries.

International Statistical Agencies (U.S. Census Bureau)
Provides a list of the official statistical agencies for countries of the world as well as regional, multi/quasi governmental agencies that gather data.  What you don't see on this guide is probably listed on this resource. 

Nordic Co-Operation: Statistics 
The co-operation between the Nordic countries is the world’s oldest regional partnership. It involves Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.

Pan American Health Organization 
An international public health agency with more than 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. Besides data, you can find maps and other publications.

OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data.  The iLibrary also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).

World Bank Open Data 
From the website: "The World Bank's Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank data sources. This listing will continue to be updated as additional data resources are added. These resources include databases, pre-formatted tables and reports. Each of the listings includes a description of the data source and a direct link to that source."

United Nations

UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) 
Contains over 1,000 types of indicators and raw data on education, literacy, science and technology, culture and communication from over 200 countries and international organizations. Summary data and global rankings are handily available in addition to predefined and customizable tables.

Demographic Yearbook 
The United Nations Demographic Yearbook collects, compiles and disseminates official statistics on a wide range of topics. Data have been collected from national statistical authorities since 1948 through a set of questionnaires dispatched annually by the United Nations Statistics Division to over 230 national statistical offices. The Demographic Yearbook disseminates statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce on an annual basis.

Human Development Reports Office
Commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme in 1990. Among the data produced is statistics of health and social indicators.

Country Statistics 
One of several United Nations statistics sources, this one from UNICEF.  Click on the "Data by Topic and Country" tab, then limit by topic or country.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 
Includes: International merchandise trade, including data breakdowns of exports and imports by partners and products; International trade in services; Economic trends; Foreign direct investment (FDI); External financial resources, including migrants' remittances, development assistance, external debt, and international reserves; Commodity prices, updated monthly; Population and labor force; and Maritime transport.

United Nations Economic Council for Europe Statistical Database 
Comparable data for Europe, North America and Central Asia in the subject areas of economics, forestry, gender, and transportation. Not all subject areas include statistics for North America.

United Nations Statistics Division - Millennium Indicators 
With the goal of a world with less poverty, hunger and disease, greater survival prospects for mothers and their infants, better educated children, equal opportunities for women, and a healthier environment, the United Nations MGDI tracks more than 60 indicators of the aforementioned topics.

United Nations Statistics Division - Social Indicators Database 
Provides data on the following social indicators for various countries: population, youth and elderly populations, human settlements, water supply and sanitation, housing, health, child-bearing, education, illiteracy, income and economic activity, and unemployment.

World Health Organization 
The Global Health Observatory theme pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities. Each theme page provides information on global situation and trends highlights, using core indicators, database views, major publications and links to relevant web pages on the theme.

Michigan and Local Sources

From the National Agriculture Statistical Service. Includes historic data back to the 1800s for certain commodities.

City Data: the Michigan Page
Data is gathered from many disparate sources and nicely presented. Cities are divided into 6000+ residents, smaller towns and villages (1000-6000), and very small towns and villages (less than 1000). Townships are also a category.

Economic Data--County Area
From the (federal) Bureau of Economic Analysis.  Income data by county dating back to 1979, and Economic Data--State Area, income data on a state level (click on Michigan).

Employment, Wages, Occupation & Industry Statistics
From the Michigan Labor Market Information. Easily obtainable numbers dating back to the '70s. Includes SMSA data as well as specified regions within the state (Upper Peninsula, The Thumb, Central Michigan, etc).

General Listing of Michigan Statistical Resources
A rather complete list from the University of Michigan. Covers just about everything.

State Health Facts Online--Michigan
From the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Categorized pull-down menu allows you to select many Michigan statistics which are compared against the national average. You can jump to all other states as well.

Michigan Department of Community Health
From the website: "The Department of Community Health is responsible for the collection of information on a range of health related issues. The information is collected to monitor the general health and well-being of Michigan 's citizens. These data are useful for health program development, targeting and evaluation of program progress. The information is used to identify emerging health issues and trends and can be made available for epidemiological research. Statistics are developed from the data collected to provide basic information on these health events in Michigan.”

Michigan Education Data Portal
Compare statistics (student count, dropout rate, college readiness, Michigan Access, MEAP, MME, etc). Also includes the Annual Education Report.

Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (MIFACE) Program
Work-related fatalities: Occupational Disease, Silicosis, Work-Related Asthma, Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Blood Lead Levels, MIFACE (work-related fatalities), Asthma Deaths, Pesticides, Heavy Metals, Carbon Monoxide, Burns, and Amputations.

Michigan State Police
Links to crash statistics (deer, holiday, drunk driving, etc), the Michigan Uniform Crime Report and traffic enforcement.

From the University of Michigan. Scroll down to the "UMich Census Publication Inventory" and select the year you are interested in. An Excel file will open up with embedded links to the scanned-in PDFs of most of the Census volumes. This website also contains links and citations to additional online resources that are only available at the UM. Census and Statistical Data
A compilation of statistical sources and links (population data, social and economic data, and geographic information) for Michigan and the United States from the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. Includes economic data, maps, education, age, race, etc.

Upper Peninsula County Data
Each of the 15 U.P. counties are profiled statistically and include the number of people in the labor force, school district attendance, major employers, number of industrial and commercial establishments, unemployment, population, etc. Most data goes back to 2002. From NMU's Center for Rural Community and Economic Development.

Marquette County Health Department
Compiled from local and national data, the Marquette County Health Department provides health statistics on a variety of topics, including abortions; teen use of alcohol, tobacco & other drugs; cigarette smoking; percentage of overweight individuals; teen pregnancy; morbidity and mortality; childhood immunizations; and much more.  Clickable map of Michigan County Health Departments.

Weather--State and Station Level
NOAA does not make searching for historic weather data easy.


Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Includes airline data, freight data, maritime, trans-border freight, national and state bridge data, and passenger travel data sources.

North American Transportation Statistics Database 
This database presents information on transportation and transportation-related activities among Canada, the United States and Mexico, both within individual countries and between the countries. This database is accessible in table and time series formats, and covers twelve thematic areas, including transportation and the economy, transportation safety, transportation's impact on energy and the environment, passenger and freight activity, and transportation and trade.

National Center for Statistics and Analysis 
Offers national and state-specific safety data from the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and NHTSA's National Center for Statistical Analysis (NCSA).  Individual reports include Safety Belt Use, Motor Vehicle Crashes, Traffic Safety Facts, Large Truck Crash Profiles, and more. 

Highway Fatalities 
The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, allows you to conduct a search for specified accident variables back to 1994. Such variables as time of day, county, city, age of driver, person type, number of occupants, etc.

Great Lakes Shipping Statistics
Monthly cargo reports from the Lake Carriers Association, and facts & figures from the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC). See also "The Seaway" drop-down menu at the SLSMC site to find additional data including commodities, traffic reports, and economic impacts.

NMU Data

Common Data Set 
The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers. Data dates back to 2001 and includes enrollment, admissions, academic offerings, student life, expenses, financial aid, class size, degrees conferred, as well as data set definitions.

Campus Crime Statistics 
As compiled by NMU Police Department.  Also links to the annual security report.

Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment
The Institutional Research Office at Northern Michigan University serves to provide comprehensive and accurate information that reflects the characteristics and experiences of the student body, faculty, and staff.  Data about NMU can be found here: admissions, enrollment, retention, degrees, etc.

Financial Reports 
From NMU's Office of Finance & Administration. Also off this webpage are departmental budget reports and 5 year master plans (capital outlay) back to 2001. 

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