The United States Census Bureau provides data about the nation’s people and economy. Every 10 years, it conducts the Population and Housing Census, in which every resident in the United States is counted. The agency also gathers data through over 100 other surveys of households and businesses every one to five years. You can explore the results of the surveys or find popular quick facts.
Frequently Requested Statistics from the U.S. Census
Get population and demographic information about the country, individual states, and more:
Many government agencies have statistical information on a wide range of topics. You may need to do further research to find out which agency has the information you're looking for or can help you find it.
Remember, keywords are important when doing a search. Make sure your keywords can help narrow down the search results. Instead of trying a search for "education statistics," try something more specific like "campus security statistics," or "graduation rates."
Federal Government Data and Statistics
There are principal statistical agency programs that collect, analyze and disseminate statistical data and information. These programs include:
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) collects information on economic indicators, national and international trade, accounts, and industry.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) collects and publishes information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.