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SOC 210: Population Statistics Sources


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

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Ref. HA 202 .U8 2001

The National Data Book
Latest edition at the Reference Desk
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census; older editions, from 1907 on, are in the general book stacks


County And City Data Book
Ref. HA 202 .A36 2000
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, a supplement to Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

State And Metropolitan Area Data Book
Ref. HA 202 .A38 1997-98
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census

State Rankings 2000: A Statistical View of the 50 United States
Ref. HA 203 .S83 2000

1999 Pennsylvania Abstract
Ref. HA 607 .P4 1999
Pennsylvania State Data Center


2000 Census Of Population And Housing
American Factfinder

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 of the major reports are:
Money Income in the United States U.S. Docs. C 3.186:P-60/193
Household and Family Characteristics U.S. Docs. C 3.186/17:994
Marital Status and Living Arrangements U.S. Docs. C 3.186/6:994
Poverty in the United States 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.___ 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
Also available at the Census Bureau's web site -


American Social Attitudes Data Sourcebook
Ref. HN 65 .A6819 1980

The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion
Ref. HN 90 .P8G3
Volumes from 1935 to the present

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
Ref. HV 6787 .A3 2000
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Digest Of Education Statistics
Ref. L 11 .D54 2001
U.S. Dept. of Education

Health: United States
Sci. Ref. RA 407.3 .U57 2001
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics


American Factfinder
Access to the latest population, housing, and economic data from the US Census Bureau. So far, this is the only place to find data from the 2000 Census.

Access to statistical reports from over 100 government agencies.

Statistical Universe
Covers the statistical publications of the U.S. government and private organizations. This is the electronic equivalent of American Statistics Index (Ref. Z 7554 .U5A46) and also contains the electronic version of Statistical Abstract of the United States.

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

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

Last updated: 10/3/02 ag, contact Tom Karel for assistance, 291-3845