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Lehigh University Libraries - Library Guides

History: Statistics and Data

This guide will direct you to useful research sources and tools for Historical Research

Statistical Databases

Important Overview

Selected Statistical Sources in Print

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States. 317.3 U58s (Government Documents Reference area) Annual. Library has 1878-date.
  • Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census. 304.6072 C749 (Government Documents Reference area)
  • Statistical Yearbook. (UNESCO) 312.9 U589s FM Library. Most recent in Reference area. 1963-date. Data on education, culture, etc.
  • Demographic Yearbook. (U.N.) 312.058 D383 FM Library. Most recent in Reference 1948-date.
  • International historical statistics : Africa, Asia & Oceania, 1750-2005. 316 M681i FM Reference
  • International Historical Statistics: Europe, 1750-2000. 314 M681e FM Reference
  • International historical statistics : the Americas, 1750-1998. 317 M681i FM Referece
  • State, Economy, and Society in Western Europe, 1815 -1975: a data handbook.309.14 S797 FM Reference
  • World Almanac 317.3 W927 FM library, most recent in Reference. Library has 1886 -  to present; a nearly complete run.

Important Statistical Resources on the Web


 

U.S. Decennial Reports

U.S. Decennial Census Reports

Located in the Government Documents, Reference Area under call number: 317.3 U584

  • 1790, First Census of the United States
  • 1800, Second Census
  • 1810, Third Census
  • 1820, Fourth Census
  • 1830, Fifth Census
  • 1840, Sixth Census
  • 1850, Seventh Census
  • 1860, Eighth Census
  • 1870, Ninth Census
  • 1880, Tenth Census
  • 1890, Eleventh Census
  • 1900, Twelfth Census

Located in the Government Documents, Reference Area under call number: 317.3 U58

  • 1910, Thirteenth Census
  • 1920, Fourteenth Census
  • 1930, Fifteenth Census
  • 1940, Sixteenth Census
  • 1950, Census of Population and Housing
  • 1960, Census of Population and Housing

Located in the Government Documents Stacks under the Superintendent of Documents Number:

  • 1970 - C 3.223/9: 970
  • 1980 - C 3.223/6: 980
  • 1990 - C 3.223/5: 990 ( also available on CD rom products andhttp://www.census.gov )
  • 2000 - most data is on the American Factfinder Website. Some print and CD ROM materials in Gov Docs Collection.