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U.S. Government Information: Data and Statistics


  • Historical Statistics of the United States - (Lehigh users only) This database presents mainly US census data for the nation such as immigration statistics by country of origin or mortality rates by disease, dating back to the 1800s. Arranged in 5 broad chapters: Population, Work and Welfare, Economic Structure and Performance, Economic Sectors, and Governance and International Relations.


  • American FactFinder
  • This site offers historic census data back to 1790, the first decennial census.
  • County Business Patterns
  • Economic Census
  • Historical Census of Agriculture