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This database is freely available to the general public via the Internet.


A one-stop shopping mall for statistics published by the federal government. FedStats covers agencies whose statistical activities are at least $500,000 annually. Separate sections include:

  • Topic Links A-Z: A list of hundreds of topics.
  • MapStats: Provides socioeconomic profiles of states and counties.
  • Agencies Listed Alphabetically and Agencies by Subjects: Both summarize key statistics and offer contact information.
  • Data Access Tools: Links to selective databases.
  • Press Releases.
  • Kids' Pages.

FedStats also includes a search engine, but it is not a very good one.

The federal government last updated FedStats in March 2007. Use sources cited below in the Print Counterpart and Related Databases sections for more current information.

Dates Covered

Varies depending upon topics.

Print Counterpart

Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present. Millennial ed. (Cambridge University Press) 
Lockwood Reference HA202 .H57 2006 volumes 1-5

New York State Statistical Yearbook (New York State Division of the Budget, Office of Statistical Coordination) 
Lockwood Reference HA541 .A27 (1967+ with gaps) 
Lockwood Documents NY BUD 955-3 NEWYS (1968+ with gaps) 
Architecture/Planning Library HA541 .A27 (2002+)

Statistical Abstract of the United States (U.S. Bureau of the Census) 
HA 202 year 
Architecture/ Planning Library (2000+ with gaps) 
Lockwood Library (1878+ with gaps) 
Lockwood Reference (1946+ with gaps) 
Lockwood Documents (1957+ with gaps)

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