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U.S. Census Bureau's American FactFinder

American FactFinder

Demographic, economic and geographic data available from the U.S. Census Bureau. Users can create maps, tables, and other reports using data from the Population Census, Economic Census, Community Survey and Population Estimates Program.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau of Economic Analysis

The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) provides an aggregated view of the final uses of the Nation's output and the income derived from its production; two of its most widely known measures are gross domestic product (GDP) and gross domestic income (GDI). BEA also prepares estimates of the Nation's stock of fixed assets and consumer durable goods.

EIU Viewpoint

EIU Viewpoint




The results will show a profile of the country. You may search through the tabs at the top of the profile or go to the REPORTS tab, and click 'Generate Country Reports'.


U.S. Census Bureau Statistical Abstract of the United States

Statistical Abstract

Provides an overview of statistics collected by the federal government and public and private organizations on social and economic conditions in the United States. Supplies tables of demographic data, industry statistics (divided into sections including agriculture, finance, technology, transportation, and services), labor statistics, and a summary of the latest economic census.

U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Census Bureau

The ultimate place to find comprehensive and detailed demographic information on the United States. Now includes Census 2010 data. Pay attention to the browsable index "Subjects A to Z" and the categories on the home page. American FactFinder offers detailed demographic information on state, county, and city levels.

World Development Indicators (WDI) Online

You can type the keywords in the search box on the top; browse by countries or indicators; see indicators by categories listed on the right side; search indicators in the quick search search box.