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Statistics Resources: Home

This guide provides links and information about useful collections of statistics of various kinds.

Using Statistics

When either writing or speaking using appropriate statistics can help prove or disprove your point.  This works best with statistics from reliable resources.  Each of the links below can lead you to reliable--quotable statistics.  Logically weaving statistics into your essays, papers, or speeches will strengthen your work.

For instance, the best resource for information related to population growth or racial makeup would be found under census.gov and can generally be narrowed down to specific states, counties, or cities.  If you needed  information about laws in a given state they may be found on state websites like scstatehouse.gov (for South Carolina).

General Statistics - US

Statistics - International

OFFSTATS is the the most comprehensive listing of links for international statistics.

Economic Statistics