Government Agencies collect data at all levels to aid policy decisions.
It is generally distributed free via the internet.
Find Local & National Sources:
American FactFinder census data from block level to national level.
Community Analysis Guide compiles links to city, state and county level data sources. Includes mapping tools.
Economics Research Guide provides links to major government data sources primarily at the national level but includes some state and local data.
Education Statistics highlights key government agencies that provide statistics. U.S. and international.
Health Statistics organizes links to major sources of U.S. and International health statistics.
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Find International Sources:
International Statistics is a more extensive guides to links to national and international data sources including major government agencies. Most countries have a National Statistical Office for hard to find statistics.
This is a customized Google search of 15 key government and academic data sites.