Free Online Resources


America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

Each year since 1997, the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) has published America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, a report that includes detailed information on the well-being of children and families. (Source: Website)

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Describes the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the field of labor economics and statistics. The bureau collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates sensitive economic and statistical data to the American public, Congress, other federal agencies, state and local governments, business, and labor. Includes links to information about major BLS programs, BLS data, BLS regional offices, BLS contacts, and comments and suggestions. "As a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) web site presents up-to-date U.S. economic statistical information in a comprehensive and clearly organized format. Information is arranged under broad categories such as "Inflation and Spending" and "International Statistics." The latest numbers for the Consumer Price Index, unemployment rate and the Producer Price Index are prominently positioned on the home page. The BLS site provides past and current statistics for the U.S. economy as a whole, but individual state economic data can be obtained easily by clicking the state on a color-coded map. The gem of this web site is the "Economy at a Glance" section. A handy tool bar on the home page provides quick links to this section as well as 1999 MARSBEST winners Occupational Outlook Handbook and FEDSTATS. Overall, the Bureau of Labor Statistics site is a one-stop web resource for finding current U.S. economic data."--Reviewed March 8, 2001 "Best Free Reference Web Sites 2001," RUSA Quarterly, Fall 2001. Comp. by the MARS Best Free Websites Committee, RUSA, ALA.(Source: WorldCat)

Our mission is simple: deliver to our viewers the most complete information possible on any destination. Using maps, charts, reports, and relevant links, Ersys covers over 1300 US cities with detailed information on demographics, environmental factors, economic indicators, housing stats, media (newspaper, television, and radio), schools, transportation, local contacts, and much more! So if you're looking to relocate, pick a new commercial site or just curious about the city your traveling to -- join us in exploring the following destination states and their respective cities. (Source: WorldCat)


Provides access to statistics and information produced by more than 70 U.S. government agencies. Searchable through an A-Z subject index, keyword searching of agency web sites linked to Fedstats, "fast facts" linkage to frequently requested tables from the Statistical Abstract, as well as direct links to agency contacts, news releases, and other navigational and organizational aids. (Source: WorldCat)


Infoplease is a comprehensive reference source that combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records. A single search engine allows you to search all these sources at once. (Source: vendor website)

International Data Base

Presents the International Data Base (IDB), a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for all countries of the world. Contains the IDB online total population aggregation and summary demographic data. Allows users to download the IDB program and data. Notes that the IDB was created in the International Programs Center of the U.S. Census Bureau. Lists the type of data available in the IDB, such as migration, marital status, literacy, labor force, income, and ethnicity. Covers 1950 to present with projections to 2050. (Source: WorldCat)

Database provides population and economic statistics on various countries and generates graphs from the statistical data. (Source: WorldCat)

Population Reference Bureau

Web site for the Population Reference Bureau offers organizational information and links to Web sites with statistical and population data as well as information about various publications. (Source: WorldCat)

Statistical Resources on the Web

Provides access to a wide range of sources and tools for collecting, compiling, and understanding social, political, and economic statistics from U.S. and around the world. "This University of Michigan Documents Center site is a comprehensive portal to statistics. Statistical Resources on the Web includes information on agriculture, business and industry, consumers, cost of living, demographics, economics, education, energy, environment, finance and currency, foreign economics, foreign governments, foreign trade, government finances, health, housing, labor, military, politics, science, sociology, transportation, and weather. Frames and no-frames versions of the database are available. The arrangement of the site, with an alphabetical "quick jump" index and a prominent directory of topics under broad headings, makes it easily navigable. A site map is also provided and there is a choice of search engines. It is obvious at a glance why this well-designed site has won numerous awards"--Reviewed Apr. 2, 2001, "Best Free Reference Web Sites 2001," RUSA quarterly, fall 2001, comp. by the MARS Best Free Websites Committee, RUSA, ALA. (Source: WorldCat)

United Nations Statistics Division

The Statistics Division is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system. We compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. We facilitate the coordination of international statistical activities and support the functioning of UN Statistical Commission as apex entity of the global statistical system. (Source: website)

U.S. Census Bureau

This site is the place to look for recent census data. In addition to population information, the census provides some demographic information, like education, race, and econmic information, as well.