Statistics Sources

The Government Documents/Microforms Collection is the primary location for statistics produced by the U.S. and other governments and by international organizations. Many reference sources for statistics of all kinds are located there.

HOLLIS records of books containing largely statistics bear the term Statistics attached to their subject headings, e.g., African Americans Suffrage History Statistics.

Negro population, by County: 1960 and 1950. Washington, D. C. : U. S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census ; 1966.
--Includes state-level statistics

Social and Economic Conditions of Negroes in the United States. Washington, D. C. : U. S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, October 1967 Rrport No. P23-24 

Vital statistics rates in the United States, 1940-1960, by Robert D. Grove and Alice M. Hetz
HathiTrust Version

Historical statistics of Black America,  by Jessie Carney Smith and Carrell Peterson Horton. New York : Gale Research, 1995. 2 v.
Internet Archive Full Text (Vol. 1 only)

Black Americans, a statistical sourcebook. Boulder, Colo.: Numbers & Concepts, 1990-2009
Internet Archive Full Text

Black stats: African Americans by the numbers in the twenty-first century, by Monique W. Morris. New York: The New Press, 2014, 217 pages
Internet Archive Full Text

Statistical record of Black America.1st ed.-4th ed. Detroit : Gale Research, 1990-1997. 4 v.
HOLLIS Record (Available online)

The African American electorate: a statistical history, by Hanes Walton, Sherman C. Puckett, Donald R. Deskins. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : CQ Press, 2012. 2 v.

The African American education data book, by Michael T. Nettles, Laura W. Perna. Fairfax, VA: Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute of the College Fund/UNCF, 3 v. 1997-

Race of prisoners admitted to state and federal institutions, 1926-1986, by Patrick A. Langan. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1991, iv, 54 p.
HathiTrust Version

General Resources

Historical Statistics of the United States (HSUS)

Statistical abstract of the United States, prepared by the chief of the Bureau of Statistics, Treasury Department. Washington, 1879-
Proquest (2013-present),
LLMC (1916-2006)
Hathitrust (1878-2012)
HOLLIS Record.

The Municipal year book, 1934- . Washington: International City Management Association.

County and city data book. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1952- .
Latest edition in Reference; backfile in stacks.
Online version

Research Guides

United States Census Data Resources (Research Guide)

Education Statistics

Guides to Data Resources (Open Subject, scroll down to the Statistics & Data option)