Franklin &  Marshall College Library

SOC 210: Class, Status & Power

United States Data

Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970
Ref. HA 202 .B87 1976

Datapedia of the United States, 1790-2000

Ref. HA 202 .K87 1994

Statistical Abstract of the United States: The National Data Book
Ref. HA 202 .U8 1999 (latest edition at the Reference Desk)
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census; 1907 - 1998 are in the general book stacks

State and Local Data

County And City Data Book 1994

Ref. HA 202 .A36 1994
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, a supplement to Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

State And Metropolitan Area Data Book 1997-98

Ref. HA 202 .A38 1997-98
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census

Almanac Of The 50 States: Basic Data Profiles With Comparative Tables: 1998 ed.
Ref. HA 203 .A5 1998

Population of Pennsylvania Municipalities, 1960 to 1998
Ref. HA 605 .P66 1999
Pennsylvania State Data Center

1999 Pennsylvania Abstract

Ref. HA 607 .P4 1999
Pennsylvania State Data Center

Census Publications

1990 Census Of Population And Housing

U.S. Docs. Census Collection
C 3.223/18:1990....
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
- Summary Population and Housing Characteristics
- Summary Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics
Lancaster, PA census tract report is kept at the Reference Desk

Current Population Reports
U.S. Docs. C 3.186.....
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
A variety of specialized studies and reports that supplement census data, divided into 3 major series:

    Current Population Survey
    P-20 Series - Population Characteristics
    P-23 Series - Special Studies
    P-60 Series - Consumer Income

    Survey of Income and Program Participation
    P-70 Series - Household Economic Studies

    Population Estimates and Projections
    P-25 Series - Population Estimates and Projections
    P-26 Series - Local Population Estimates

Some Major Reports

Money Income in the United States:1995

U.S. Docs. C 3.186:P-60/193

Household and Family Characteristics: March 1994

U.S. Docs. C 3.186/17:994

Marital Status and Living Arrangements: March 1994

U.S. Docs. C 3.186/6:994

Poverty in the United States:1993

U.S. Docs. C 3.186/22:993

The Hispanic Population in the United States

U.S. Docs. C 3.186/14-2:

Voting and Registration in the Election of Nov. 1994

U.S. Docs. C 3.186/3-2:994

School Enrollment: Social and Economic Characteristics
U.S. Docs. C 3.186/12:

Sixty-Five Plus in America

U.S. Docs. C 3.186:P-23/178RV

Social Statistics

American Social Attitudes Data Sourcebook, 1947 - 1978
Ref. HN 65 .A6819 1980

The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion

Ref. HN 90 .P8G3
volumes from 1935 to the present

Statistical Handbook on the American Family, 2nd Ed.

Ref. HQ 536 .S727 1999

Statistical Record of Older Americans.

Ref. HQ 1064 .U5S69 1994

Statistical Handbook of Women In America, 2nd Ed.

Ref. HQ 1420 .T34 1996

Crime In The United States: Uniform Crime Reports 1997
Ref. HV 6787 .A3 1997
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Digest Of Education Statistics 1998

Ref. L 11 .D54 1998
U.S. Dept. of Education

Health: United States 1999
Sci. Ref. RA 407.3 .U57 1999 (Martin Library of the Sciences)
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics


Social Sciences Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering anthropology, economics, psychology, social work, sociology, and related fields. Covers 1983 to the present.

PAIS International
Index to policy-oriented literature (books, journal articles and U.S. and foreign government documents). International coverage of information about political, economic and social issues and events in specific countries. Covers 1972 to the present.

Readers' Guide Full Text
Indexes over 200 popular U.S. general interest periodicals. Covers 1983 to the present.

GPO Monthly Catalog
Over 380,000 records on all subjects of interest to the U.S. government. Covers July 1976 to the present.

Statistical Universe
Access to statistical data from U.S. government agencies, private organizations, and international sources. Covers 1973 to the present.

Connections to newspaper articles (including New York Times and Washington Post), business information (including SEC filings), and legal resources (including state and federal case law).


American Factfinder
Access to the latest population, housing, and economic data from the US Census Bureau.

Yahoo - Reference - Statistics
Access to categories of web sites that provide statistical information.

Yahoo - Social Science
A variety of web sites in the social science disciplines; some of these provide statistical data.

Statistical Resources on the Web
A meta-index to statistical web sites arranged by broad subject category, compiled by the University of Michigan Documents Center.

United States Bureau of the Census
The official web page of the Census Bureau, with many related links.

Current Population Survey
This site provides electronic access to the major publications of the Basic Monthly Survey, as well as data from other surveys

Access to statistical reports from over 70 government agencies.

United States Historical Census Data Browser
Contains social and economic data on the population from 1790-1970.

Last updated: 6/6/01 skm, contact Tom Karel for assistance, 291-3845