Government Information Sharing Project  -

Census and Demographic Data Guide   -

Statitical Resources  -
Annotated listed of printed statistics with links to the Internet including compendiums, economics, labor and employment, social welfare, international data, and Pennsylvania information

Statistical Resources on the Web  -

Demographics and Housing  -

Statistical Organizations on the Web  -  National Science Foundation  -

Statistical MasterFile Guide  -
Comprehensive index to federal (1974+), business/state (1980+), and international organization (1983+) statistical publications that can be searched by subject, keyword, and categorical breakdowns (geographic, demographic, and economic).   Corresponding microfiche of all but a few copyrighted business publications.



Statistiscal Abstract  -
(In Adobe Acrobat Format)  -

County and City DataBank  -

County and City Data Books  1988 and 1994  -  http://fisher.lib.Virginia.EDU/ccdb/

State and Metropolitan Area DataBook  -

County Business Patterns  -

Regional Economic Information System  -  http://fisher.lib.Virginia.EDU/reis/

SIC Manual (1987 version)  -
SIC Manual  -
The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) is a 4-digit code originally developed by the Office of Management and Budget to facilitate statistical economic analysis and reporting of the state of the U.S. economy based on enterprises engaged in production, trade, and service. Last published in 1987, the SIC is going through a major revision for the 1997 publication.

North American Industry Classification System  -  NAICS
A new classification system, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), is being prepared to replace the old Standard Industry Classification (SIC) system. This new system will update the classifications to include many categories that did not exist in the past. It also allows one system to cover goods as they move through NAFTA.
U. S. Census Bureau Site  -

List of NAICS Codes  -

1997 NAICS to 1987 SIC Correspondence Tables  -

1987 SIC to NAICS Correspondence Tables  -

"Calibrating a New Economy" is the title of a new flyer about NAICS.  -


STAT-USA Databases 
National Trade Data Bank -  
Economic Bulletin Board -

Bureau of Economic Analysis  -

United States Economic Indicators  -

Economic Indicator Calendar -

Consumer Price Indexes  -

Industrial Outlook  -  
  1994 - gopher://

Foreign Trade Statistics  -

Economic Report of the President 1998  -

Economic Report of the President 1997  -



Census and Demographic Data Guide   -

U. S. Census Bureau  -
Provides demographics and statistical information for the United States, including the Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey; Housing Starts; Official Income and Poverty Statistics; and a population clock for the United States and the world.

Bureau of the Census - Data Access Tools  -

Census Data Extraction System (DES)  -

1990 Census Lookup  -

1990 Census Lookup  -

Census Bureau Search Site  -

Population and Housing Estimates  -

Map Stats  -

MABLE/GEOCORR Geographic Correspondence Engine  - 

Tiger Mapping Service  - 

Census State Data Centers  -

Latest Economic Indicators  -

Population Clocks  -

International Data Base  -
This is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, economic, and social data from all countries of the world. Overall a very informative source. A search engine is available to allow searching from different countries and regions.

1990 Census Data Locator  -

US Historical Census Data Browser Historical, Demographic, and Social Data for the United States, 1790-1860 -
Statistics on the people and economy of the United States between 1790 and 1860 is indexed. This site is intended to aid in browsing these data files. It is not intended as a tool for downloading data for further research or more involved manipulation

Texas State Data Center  -

Data, Maps, Reports, and Services  -

Profile for Texas  -

Government Information Sharing Project  -

Census Data -

State Population  -

Census Information  -

Census Information  -  


Demography Guide  -  http://WWW.Trinity.Edu/~mkearl/demograp.html

Demography & Population Studies WWW Virtual Library-

Demography Resources  -

Population Studies Center - Resources on the Web  -

Population Studies Center  -

Population and Demography Information  -

Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network  (CIESIN)  -

CIESIN'S U.S. Demography Page  -

CIESIN's Demographic Data Viewer -

Gridded Population of the World  -

Population Index on the Web - 1986-1998  -

Search Page  -
Population Index, published since 1935, is the primary reference tool to the world's population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other material on population topics. available on-line and can be searched by author, subject matter, geographical region, and year of publication

PopNet  -

Zero Population Growth Online  -

Center for Demography and Ecology  -

Carolina Population Center  -
UN Population Information Network  -
The CIA World Fact Book  -
This is a very interesting and informative site provides not only demographics information, but also a link of reference maps. International statistics and demographics information are organized by alphabetical order.


Statistical Agencies (Federal)  -

FedStats - The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy (FEDSTATS)  -
Comprehensive listing to statistical programs and information produced by over 70 federal government agencies.  Arranged by agency or program; includes explanatory material and contacts.  Search engine indexes individual statistical tables by keyword or agency and provides direct connection

Bureau of Transportation Statistics  -

Department of Education

Department of Education  -

National Center for Educational Statistics  -

Department of Labor

Department of Labor  -

Bureau of Labor Statistics Data  -

Consumer Price Index  -

BLS Data Home Page  -

Department of Agriculture

Department of Agriculture  -

Agriculture FactBook  -

National Agricultural Statistics Service  -

Economic Research Service  -

Center for Disease Control

Center for Disease Control  -

National Center for Health Statistics  -

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report  -

Vital Statistics of the United States  -

Department of Justice

Department of Justice  -

Bureau of Justice Statistics  -

White House

White House Briefing Room  -
The latest summary statistics on demographic, health, crime, and economic subjects

Economic Statistics Briefing Room  -

Social Statistics Briefing Room  -

Federal Reserve Board

Federal Reserve Board  -

Federal Reserve Board  Statistical Releases  -


InfoNation  -
Current statistics on 185 countries.  Thirty-seven variables include: population, life expectancy, fertility, school enrollment, illiteracy, homicides, motor vehicles, GDP and labor force.

Twenty-One Cities of the World  -
Focuses on population and environment

Social Indicators  -
Brief data on population, housing, education and literacy, income and uncemployment for individual countries with varying dates of collection given.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization  -

The WHO Statistical Information System  -

Mortality Database  -




  1. Use the SIC Code Manual.  What is the SIC Code for  radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment?  What is the new NAIC code? What is the SIC and NAIC codes for the business in which you are employed?  If you are not employed in a type of industry, find an interesting one and identify the two codes.

    SIC Manual  -

    List of NAICS Codes  -

    1997 NAICS to 1987 SIC Correspondence Tables  -

    1987 SIC to NAICS Correspondence Tables  -

  2. Use the Statistical Abstract.  Where did Texas rank in energy consumption per person in the United States in 1990 and 1995.

    (In Adobe Acrobat Format)  -

  3. Use State and Metropolitan Area Data Book to compare the average annual pay for people living Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Miami, Detroit, and Chicago.  Who makes the most money?

  4. Go to the Monthly Catalog.  Find the Vital Statistics of the United States set.  When  did the set begin.

  5. Use the Census - Population Clock.  What is the current population of the United States?  What is the current population of the World?

  6. Use the County Population Estimates to examine population growth in Texas.    Compare the current population of Texas in 1990 and 1998.  How much has the state population increased?  Compare Dallas, Tarrant, and Harris county population and identify which counties had the largest increase in population, number of births, and number of deaths.

  7. Go to the Government Information Sharing Project and use the Population Estimates by Age, Sex, and Race: 1990-1994.  What was the estimated population of citizens over 65 in Harris county?  What was the total population and the male/female population?

  8. Use USA Counties from the Government Information Sharing Project.  Compare the total personal income between New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

  9. Use the Statistical Abstract.  What state ranks highest on the Violent Crime Rate in the United States?  Where does the state of Texas rank?

  10. .Use the Bureau of Justice Statistics - Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics.  Look at the statitics concerning the rate of personal victimization.  Which gender is more often the victin of a crime, which race, and marital status? Compare by demographics and by percentage of the total population.   In what part of the country are more crimes committed?

    How many State and Federal prisoners have tested positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)