In the United States, we value federal statistics as a public good. Our federal statistical system is decentralized, spanning 127 agencies spread across the government, all of which are engaged in collecting data and producing statistics. These 14 agencies have statistical work as their principal mission and make up the Interagency Council for Statistical Policy.
For a complete list of all statistical agencies that spend appropriated federal funds on a Statistical Unit, please visit the AGENCIES section of this website. Included are the 14 agencies in the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy (ICSP) which are the 13 Principal Agencies plus EPA’s Statistical Unit. The full list is reviewed annually by OMB and published in the “Statistical Programs of the United States Government” Blue Book.
National Summary Data Page – International Monetary Fund
The data shown in this page correspond to the data described on the International Monetary Fund’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB). For a fuller explanation of the DSBB and the statistical standards to which the United States has committed, please visit the DSBB Home Page.
World Population Clock – U.S. Census Bureau
The clock is an estimate of world population, by country, and an indication of how fast it is growing. The world population reached 7 billion in 2012 and the Census Bureau projects it will reach 8 billion in 2025 based on analysis of available data on population, fertility, mortality, and migration. As new data become available, all data are reevaluated and past conclusions may change.
International Trade and Investment Country Facts – Bureau of Economic Analysis
International Trade and Investment Country Facts Application gives users a snapshot of statistics on trade and investment between the United States and another country by simply clicking on a world map. These fast facts at your fingertips can include total exports, imports and trade balance between the United States and the country you select; the top five categories of goods and services the United States buys from and sells to that country; and country level data on U.S. direct investment abroad and foreign direct investment in the United States and on the activities of multinational enterprises such as employment and sales.
International Energy Portal – Energy Information Administration
Explore world energy data from EIA through an interactive query tool with 92,836 time series covering 391 variables in U.S. and metric units. All user generated maps and charts can be embedded on any web or intranet site by copying a single embed code, creating rich interactive content that is always up to date. The portal also includes 97 country and region briefs, providing in-depth analysis from EIA energy experts.
Hurricane Maps – Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics now has hurricane flood zone maps and tables available to help assess the potential economic impact of a major weather event along the U.S. coastline. These maps help emergency planners, first responders, and community aid groups determine the potential impact of a hurricane on jobs and businesses. Until now, maps like this were only created after a severe weather event had already occurred.
Causes of Flight Delays – Bureau of Transportation Statistics
This interactive web page enables users to examine the causes of flight delays. Dropdowns allow users to find arrival numbers for individual airports, airlines and airlines at specific airports. Users can also find weather’s share of delayed flights.
Food Access Research Atlas – Economic Research Service
The Food Access Research Atlas is an online mapping tool that provides a spatial overview of food access indicators for low-income and other neighborhoods by U.S. Census tract. You can create maps, view indicators, and download data.
NAEP (National Assessment of Education Progress) Data Explorer – National Center for Education Statistics
This tool can be used to create statistical tables, charts, and maps. It also allows for the exploration of the results of decades of student assessments, as well as information about factors that may be related to their learning. Available information includes national and state results in 10 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science, long-term trends in mathematics and reading results, and course-taking and grade point average for students who graduated high school.
Vital Statistics Rapid Release (VSRR) – National Center for Health Statistics
The new VSRR program provides access to the most timely vital statistics for public health surveillance, through 1) pilot releases of Quarterly Provisional Estimates and 2) Special Reports based on a current flow of vital statistics data from state vital records offices. Using the provisional data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is able to produce much more timely estimates of important health indicators for public health practitioners, researchers, and health policy-makers than would be possible using final annual data.
The Census of Agriculture – National Agricultural Statistics Service
The Census of Agriculture provides a detailed picture every five years of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, the 2012 Census of Agriculture collected more than six million data items directly from farmers. The Ag Census Web Maps application makes this information available at the county level through a few clicks. The maps and accompanying data help users visualize, download, and analyze many elements of the Census of Agriculture data in a geospatial context for more than 3,000 counties. NCHS Data Visualization Gallery – National Center for Health Statistics
Visualizing the nation’s health, the NCHS Data Visualization Gallery displays U.S. mortality trends since 1900, births and birth rates since 1909, leading causes of death since 1999, and other trends in vital statistics. Charts, graphs, and maps highlight patterns, trends, and rates by selected demographic characteristics.
NCVS Victimization Analysis Tool (NVAT) – Bureau of Justice Statistics
This dynamic analysis tool allows you to examine National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data on both violent and property victimization by select victim, household, and incident characteristics.
The following agencies have provided Application Programming Interface (API) access to raw data sets to improve access and encourage innovation.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Economic Research Service
Energy Information Administration
International Trade Administration
National Agricultural Statistics Service
National Center for Health Statistics
National Crime Victimization Survey (NVCS)
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Energy Information Administration
Mobile Apps & Websites
FastStats – National Center for Health Statistics
FastStats is an official application from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and puts access to topic-specific statistics at your fingertips. Topics include diseases and conditions, family life, health care and insurance, health status and risk factors, injuries, life stages and populations and reproductive health. Content is updated automatically when the device is connected to the internet, giving the user the most up-to-date health statistics available. Watch the demo video!
Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition – U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition allows small business owners a way to easily navigate to and use key demographic and economic data to help guide their research into opening a new or expanding their existing business. These key data includes the most recent and/or relevant data that Census provides that are useful to small business owners.
The Condition of Education Mobile Website – National Center for Education Statistics
This website has the key indicators of the condition of education in the United States. These indicators summarize important developments and trends using the latest statistics and are updated as data become available. A congressionally mandated annual report on these indicators is provided to the White House and Congress each year.
National Assessment of Educational Progress On the Go – National Center for Education Statistics
NAEP at your fingertips! Stats in the palm of your hand! Delve into the latest NAEP news, including results, sample questions, brochures, and more. Discover what the nation’s students know and can do on the latest assessments. Learn more about the academic achievement of elementary, middle, and high schools students. Are you an educator, parent, or a student? This app is for you. Test yourself, your students, or your kids.
America’s Economy – U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis
Take the pulse of the U.S. Economy straight from your phone. The America’s Economy app provides real-time updates for 19 key economic indicators released from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Key economic measures on employment, manufacturing, international trade, retail sales, and residential construction and sales allow those who follow the U.S. economy to be the first to see whether the indicator has gone up or down since the previous report, and trends over time.
dwellr – U.S. Census Bureau
City or country? Bike or drive to work? Beach or mountains? Download the U.S. Census Bureau’s dwellr app today to discover the top 25 U.S. cities and towns that best fit your lifestyle. Whether you prefer the bright lights of the big city or wide open spaces, dwellr powers your phone with neighborhood-level statistics on topics such as home values, education, and how people get to work so that you can explore where you want to dwell. Once you’ve found your dream neighborhood, take dwellr with you wherever you go.
Amber Waves Magazine Tablet App – Economic Research Service
This app for tablets includes informative articles, engaging infographics and timely data, and indicators illustrating the state of America’s food, farms, rural areas, and natural resources – on iTunes and Google Play.