International Data Base (IDB)

The International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized source of demographic and socioeconomic statistics for 228 countries and areas of the world. The IDB combines data from country sources (especially censuses and surveys) with IPC’s estimates and projections to provide information dating back as far as 1950 and as far ahead as 2050. Because the IDB is maintained at IPC as a research tool in … [ Read more ]

Statistical Abstract of the United States

The US Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract of the United States contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States (in 1,012 pages and 1,458 tables). Selected international data are also included. The Abstract is also your Guide to Sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations.

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State and County QuickFacts – US Census

This new handy reference resource from the US Census Bureau allows users to access frequently requested Census Bureau information at the national, state, and county level. The site is navigated via a pull-down menu or interactive map, both of which produce tables of facts about the people, businesses, and geography for that state compared to the country as a whole. Another pull-down menu (or map) … [ Read more ]

Annual Benchmark Report for Retail Trade – Census Bureau

This 58-page .pdf report from the Current Business Reports series of the Census Bureau offers a detailed summary of retail sales, purchases, accounts receivable, and inventory from January 1990 to December 1999 mostly in tabular form.