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California Data

General sources

  • Statistical Datasets
    Statistical DataSets provides more than 5.3 billion data points from licensed and public domain datasets. Sources of data include local, state and international governments and organizations, including the IMF. The EASI Market Planner section provides consumer demographic information. Note: You'll need the most recent version of Java.
  • Statista
    Includes information on over 600 industries from over 10,000 different sources, such as market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources. Statista provides charts, graphs, and tables that can be exported.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
  • Statistical Insight (via ProQuest)
    Provides detailed abstracts to statistics produced by the U.S. Government, major international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies and universities.
  • Statistical Ready Reference
    Statistical Ready Reference provides simple searching of a huge repository of standardized and structured statistical data.
  • SimplyMap
    SimplyMap is a mapping application that changes the way you use and interact with complex data. SimplyMap enables users to quickly create professional thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data.
  • Statistical Sources on the Web via the University of Michigan
    A well annotated and comprehensive directory of statistical websites.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    This compendium includes statistics for the United States from the Nineteenth Century to the recent past. Categories available include: Population, Work and Welfare, Economic Structure, Economic Sectors, and Governance. This is the definitive resource for Historical Statistics.
  • Statistical Abstracts of the World
    An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions on over 40 countries.

Government data

Download data sets from executive branch agencies in a variety of formats.

  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
    Statistics on all aspects of criminal justice in the US at the state, federal, and tribal levels. Crimes by type and victim, corrections data, court systems, law enforcement personnel, and behavior stats are covered.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Time series for consumer spending, inflation, employment and unemployment, salaries and benefits, productivity and workplace injuries
  • Bureau of Transportation Statistics
    All aspects of travel and transportation in and into the US, including personal, public transportation, and freight. Data covers air, sea, and land transportation.
  • Census Bureau
    The leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
  • Data.gov
    Download raw data from executive branch departments in a variety of formats.
  • Fedstats
    Federal government statistics that can be accessed by agency, topic or key word.
  • IT Dashboard
    IT Dashboard is a website that allows you to view details of federal information technology investments.
  • National Center for Education Statistics
    NCES 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.
  • National Center for Health Statistics
    Provides statistical information that guides policies to improve the health of the American people.
  • Statistics of Income
    A wide range of tables, articles, and data that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system.
  • US Energy Information Administration
    The US EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA provides a wide range of information covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices.
  • USASpending.gov
    Provides information about how tax dollars are spent, including various types of contracts, grants, loans, and other types of spending in our government.
  • USDA Economic Research Service
    The ERS mission is to inform public and private decision making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural development. The ERS is a primary source of economic information and research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

International Data

  • Asian Development Bank Statistics
    The Statistics and Databases section of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) website provides a wealth of information about international poverty, the environment, and general economic indicators.
  • e-Atlas of Global Development
    Visualization tool for use with World Bank Data which requires Flash.
  • Eurostat
    The Statistical Office of the European Commission website includes all the latest statistical news releases of the European Union. It covers the economy, industry, trade, agriculture, transportation, & the environment.
  • Global Consumption Database
    Includes household consumption patterns in developing countries.
  • International Labour Organization
    International labor statistics.
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Data
    The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators.
  • International Trade Administration
    Trade statistics from the Dept. of Commerce.
  • Interntational Statistical Agencies
    A list of links to other countries' statistical agencies compiled by the Census Bureau.
  • Japan External Trade Organization
    Information on Japanese companies, trade, industries, adn related data on business on Japan.
  • OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Stat Extracts
    Single platform where users can access datasets compiled by the OECD.
  • Statistical Abstracts of the World
    An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions on over 40 countries.
  • Statistical Datasets
    Statistical DataSets provides more than 5.3 billion data points from licensed and public domain datasets. Sources of data include local, state and international governments and organizations, including the IMF. The EASI Market Planner section provides consumer demographic information. Note: You'll need the most recent version of Java.
  • Statistics Canada
    Collect, compile, analyze, abstract and publish statistical information relating to the commercial, industrial, financial, social, economic and general activities and conditions of the people of Canada.
  • Statistics data sources from Globaledge
  • StatPlanet
    You can use this tool with World Bank Data to create interactive maps and graphs. This tool uses Flash.
  • UNdata
    Economic, social and financial topics compiled by the United Nations and affiliated agencies.
  • World Bank Data
    The World Bank provides free and open access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe.

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