Select General resources or choose a Subject Area below for links to statistical information.

 

General Statistics

 

 


 

General Statistics

American FactFinder
Population, housing, economic, and geographic data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. Plus, find popular facts and frequently requested data about your community.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Measures labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. A collection and analysis of essential economic information supports public and private decision-making.

ChildStats.gov
Provides the most recent statistics on children and families in the United States across all 41 report indicators, covering a range of domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health.

Data.gov
Increases public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.

The National Map
Provides geographic information including aerial photographs, elevation, geographic names, hydrography, boundaries, transportation, structures and land cover.

United Nations Statistics Division
Compiles and disseminates global statistical information, develops standards and norms for statistical activities, and supports countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems.

Woman Stats Project
A comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world.

Worldometers
Live world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health.

 

Census

The US Census Bureau
A leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.

Census Explorer
Make new discoveries about your neighborhood with Census Explorer, the U.S. Census Bureau’s interactive map series.

QuickFacts
Provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Published from 1878 to 2012, serves as the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

Young Adults Then and Now
Explore how the people age 18-34 have changed over the last four decades.

International Data Base (IDB)
A series of estimates and projections that provide a consistent set of demographic indicators, including population size and growth, mortality, fertility, and net migration, for more than 200 countries and areas.

 

Criminal Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Collects, analyzes, publishes and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Established in 1972, the NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy and program development worldwide.

World Criminal Justice Library Electronic Network
Provides links of crime statistics and other criminal justice reports published by agencies, institutes, or organizations of each country.

 

Economic

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation’s economy.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
An extensive collection of statistics and reports broadly related to employment and economics.

US Census Bureau – Economic Statistics
Data by sector including construction, international trade, manufacturing, retail trade and more. Links to the Economic Census, Indicators, and other Economic Programs.

Congressional Budget Office
Since its founding in 1974, produces independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process.

FRED: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis – Economic Research
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is the center of the Eighth District of the Federal Reserve System. This District includes Arkansas, eastern Missouri, southern Illinois and Indiana, western Kentucky and Tennessee, and northern Mississippi. This site offers a wealth of economic data and information to promote economic education and enhance economic research.

International Trade Administration – Office of Trade Policy and Analysis
Provides information and analysis pertaining to issues affecting U.S. industry competitiveness to facilitate the establishment of sound policies that contribute to U.S. economic welfare.

World Trade Organization – Statistics Database
Provides statistical information through the Trade, Tariff, Services, and Aid for Trade Profiles.

 

Education

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Condition of Education (NCES)
From the US Department of Education this website has the key indicators of the condition of education in the United States.

Digest of Education Statistics (NCES)
From the US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, the 50th edition of the Digest contains statistics about every level of education, from prekindergarten to graduate school.

 

Health

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Provides data and statistics for a large variety of health topics.

National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)
A rich source of information about America’s health.

Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
Measures Americans’ perceptions of their lives and daily experiences, capturing the interrelated elements that make up well-being, including a sense of purpose, social relationships, financial security, relationship to the community, and physical health.

Global Health Observatory
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) gateway to health-related statistics for more than 1000 indicators for its 194 member states.

 

Illinois

Illinois Agricultural Statistics Service
The Illinois Agricultural Statistics Service (IASS) is one of 45 State Statistical Offices within the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). IASS is operated through a cooperative arrangement with the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The primary responsibilities of IASS are the development and issuance of statistics about Illinois Agriculture. The Service prepares and issues official USDA estimates that include acres planted and harvested, yield per acre and production of the major crops, number of livestock on farms, livestock products, stocks of agricultural commodities, value and utilization of farm products, prices received and paid by farmers, and cost of producing crop and livestock commodities.

Illinois Department of Public Health-Health Statistics
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) collects and evaluates thousands of health statistics to measure progress toward state and national health objectives. These numbers also provide the basis for developing and implementing public health strategies for disease prevention and health promotion.

Illinois Department of Revenue Tax Statistics
This website provides access to statistics compiled by the Illinois Department of Revenue including statistics for total revenue collected, property taxes, and total payments to local governments.

Illinois Economy at a Glance
Provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this site offers key economic statistics for Illinois.

Illinois Highway and Street Mileage Statistics
The Illinois Highway and Street Mileage Statistics publication contains information on the centerline miles totaled by IDOT District, county, pavement type, functional class, and urban areas.

Illinois Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program develops monthly and annual estimates of the labor force, employed, unemployed and the unemployment rate for the State, metropolitan areas, counties and municipalities that have a population of at least 25,000.

Illinois Roadway Crash Data
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) offers a wide variety of data summaries and reports about motor vehicle crashes. This website offers access to crash data summary reports, fact sheets and interactive tools.

Illinois Travel Statistics
The Illinois Travel Statistics booklet contains a variety of current and historical traffic information. Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) data is summarized by IDOT Highway District, county, functional class, road system, and urbanized area.

 

Polling Data

Pew Research Center
A nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world including U.S. politics and policy; journalism and media; internet, science and technology; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and trends; and U.S. social and demographic trends.

Annenberg Public Policy Center
Addresses the role of communication in politics, adolescent behavior, child development, health care, civics and mental health. Has informed policy debates around such things as campaign finance, children’s television, Internet privacy, tobacco advertising and more.

American National Election Studies
Produces quality data on voting, public opinion, and political participation to serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists who want to better understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of national election outcomes.

Gallup
Gallup has studied human nature and behavior for more than 75 years. Polling in more than 160 countries and areas worldwide. Includes Gallup Daily tracking, Gallup Poll Social Series, and Gallup World Poll surveys. These measures track what the public is thinking on political, economic, and social issues.

General Social Survey (GSS)
Contains a standard core of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest including civil liberties, crime and violence, intergroup tolerance, morality, national spending priorities, psychological well-being, social mobility, and stress and traumatic events. A good source for sociological and attitudinal trend data covering the United States.

 

Transportation

Bureau of Transportation Statistics
From the US Department of Transportation, includes airline, maritime, rail and automotive statistics.

National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration
Provides a wide range of analytical and statistical support including driving and vehicle safety, crash data and more.

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT): System
This section of the IDOT website showcases information on the Illinois transportation network, active projects at various phases, research, safety efforts, and much more.

Illinois Highway and Street Mileage Statistics
The Illinois Highway and Street Mileage Statistics publication contains information on the centerline miles totaled by IDOT District, county, pavement type, functional class, and urban areas.

Illinois Roadway Crash Data
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) offers a wide variety of data summaries and reports about motor vehicle crashes. This website offers access to crash data summary reports, fact sheets and interactive tools.

Illinois Travel Statistics
The Illinois Travel Statistics booklet contains a variety of current and historical traffic information. Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) data is summarized by IDOT Highway District, county, functional class, road system, and urbanized area.