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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2014

Detailed statistics on Asian-Americans, native-Hawaiian Americans, and other Pacific Islander-Americans.

Facts for Features: 2014 Hurricane Season Begins

The North Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30, 2014.  Detailed statistics and information on hurricanes are found here.

How U. S. Students Compare Internationally

“[S}tatistics that show U.S. 15-year-old students scored below average in math and about average in science and reading – and their scores have been mostly flat in the last decade – when compared with their international peers.”–From the C-SPAN’S America By The Numbers, U. S. Census webpage.

Detailed information, data, statistics comparing students in the United States and students in foreign countries.



A non-partisan, non-profit site, from George Mason University, dedicated to measuring and analyzing major issues and news stories from a scientific perspective.


“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.’–From the website.


A database of “useful biological numbers,” complete with a search engine and full citations.  If you need to know how many skin cells the human body has or the estimated number of insects on the Earth at a given moment, then this resource has what you need.

World Bank — Data By Country

“The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.   We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.”–From the website.  Valuable economic data available for countries from around the world.

Census Bureau to Release New Features in American FactFinder

“The U.S. Census Bureau today released new features for American FactFinder, an online data tool that allows users to access a variety of Census Bureau statistics, including decennial, American Community Survey and economic census statistics. The new features include a simplified main page design, the option for a guided search and an enhanced community facts tool, providing options for both novice and advanced data users.”–From the website.  Also, links on the page to web pages that have specific informatin about the new features.

Social Networking Popular Across the Globe : Survey Report

“Social networking has spread around the world with remarkable speed. In countries such as Britain, the United States, Russia, the Czech Republic and Spain, about half of all adults now use Facebook and similar websites. These sites are also popular in many lower-income nations, where, once people have access to the internet, they tend to use it for social networking.”–From the website.  Website contains other information and statistics about social networking in countries around the world.


The Book of States 2012 (Online Almanac)

“Fast facts and stats about all 50 states in this online almanac. Material is organized into the following chapters. Most info is available in both PDF and XLS formats”-From the site.

Thanks to Christina Barnes, from Business/Sciences, for this entry.

United States Census — E-Stats

“Welcome to E-Stats – the U.S. Census Bureau’s Internet site devoted exclusively to “Measuring the Electronic Economy.” This site features recent and upcoming releases, information on methodology, and background papers.”–from the website.

KIDS COUNT Data Center

This is the data center for the KIDS COUNT organization and includes hundreds of measures of child well-being.  Data is available by state and is available from across states, which allows for comparisons of states or cities in the United States, and much more.

Worldometers : Real Time World Statistics

“Worldometers is run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world. We have no political, governmental, or corporate affiliation.”–From the website.

National Archives Announces Website for Free 1940 Census Release Online on April 2, 2012:

“Today the National Archives, with its partner, launched its new website in preparation for its first-ever online U.S. census release, which will take place on April 2, 2012, at 9 a.m. (EST). The public is encouraged to bookmark the website now in order to more quickly access the 1940 census data when it goes live. No other website will host the 1940 census data on its April 2 release date.”–From the Press Relase from the National Archives.

Crash Data

From the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, there are extensive statistics on traffic fatalities and crashes in Tennessee here.