See Article History Alternative Titles: Besides the 48 conterminous states that occupy the middle latitudes of the continent, the United States includes the state of Alaskaat the northwestern extreme of North America, and the island state of Hawaiiin the mid-Pacific Ocean. The conterminous states are bounded on the north by Canadaon the east by the Atlantic Oceanon the south by the Gulf of Mexico and Mexicoand on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Fortunately, there are many great sources of data on the population and how it is changing — this is called Demographics Data.
This page is a collection of some of the best sources for demographics data. Most of these links are to public data sources that are free. General Business Statistics The federal government collects and reports statistical information for a wide range of demographics data and economic topics.
You can search for collected information at http: The White House has also prepared a compilation of frequently requested topics on their web site.
The greatest source of demographics information can be found at the AmericanFactfinderthe Census Bureaus web site for disseminating Census data. Please realize that all most all services, including GIS, that offer demographics use the Census data.
So, you may be paying for a service that is giving you demographics that you could easily be looking up your self for free. If you are paying for your demographics please check to make sure you are getting information that is worth the money you are spending for demographics.
During each decade, the Census Bureau collects data on a variety of different subjects, including economic and business related, housing, and special demographics tabulations. See Subjects A to Z to locate the information you need.
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a compendium of statistics from a variety of government and other publications.
Sometimes, information on best customers or target markets can be found within articles in newspapers and magazines. American Demographics is the primary resource for market research articles.
Their web site provides snippets of information for free and full articles for a nominal fee. The Population Reference Bureau provides overviews of their studies at http: Includes statistics on bankruptcies, housing, employment, and income.
See migration by year for the s for MSAs and States. Look up the ZIP Code for any address here. Consumer Expenditures Consumer Expenditure Survey — consumer expenditure estimates by region and consumer type. Crime Demographics Bureau of Justice Statistics — everything you want to know about crime and crime control.
Employment Bureau of Labor Statistics Official Source for statistics on unemployment, employment and wages. Hispanic Demographics Hispanic Research provides overview of Hispanic market. Religious Affiliation and Attitudes Demographics Adherents.
Compilation of data from several different sources. American Religion Data Archive Create maps and charts of religious affiliation by state and county.
Access to other surveys on religious affiliation and opinion.
Key findings and statistics for the Unites States can be found on this web site. Barna Research conducts public opinion surveys of Christians and provides analysis of Christian Churches.
Hartford Institute for Religion Research a source for various studies on culture and religion. Includes links to other research centers and denominational statistical offices.
North American Jewish Databank statistics are not available online, but information on research conducted nationwide and in various communities can be found here.This data collection contains detailed county and state-level ecological and descriptive data for the United States for the years to Parts are an update to HISTORICAL, DEMOGRAPHIC, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL DATA: THE UNITED STATES, (ICPSR ).
Parts contain data from the . The GIS Lab is committed to provide GIS data for the state of Illinois and the U.S. to both the UIS community and off-campus users.
A wealth of public domain data is available for scientists and researchers at no cost. May 27, · The Twenty-second United States Census, known as Census and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, , to be ,,, an increase of % over the ,, people enumerated during the Census.
United States, officially United States of America, abbreviated U.S. or U.S.A., byname America, country in North America, a federal republic of 50 states. Besides the 48 conterminous states that occupy the middle latitudes of the continent, the United States includes the state of Alaska, at the northwestern extreme of North America, and the island state of Hawaii, in the mid-Pacific Ocean.
The NHGIS provides aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between and Funded by the National Science Foundation.
Presents current and historical census data for the United States through the use of interactive maps and reports. Currently provides access to data from to present at census tract, county, state and national level.