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LC Research & Presentation

Statistical Data

CCHS Learning Commons - Statistical Data

Resources for Statistical Data

Resource NameDescriptionSpecial Notes
FedStats Celebrating over 10 years of making statistics from more than 100 agencies available to citizens everywhere. Statistics from every government agency.
(Library of Congress)
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative Information from the Library of Congress.
Thomas includes federal legislative information on:
  • Bills
  • Congressional Activity and Records
  • Presidential Nominations
  • Treaties
  • Government Resources
Named for Thomas Jefferson, this resource is maintained by the Library of Congress, and has up to date legislative information.
First Gov U.S. Government information by topic. Demographic information based on zip code. Free, no password required. Terrific tool to compare one population area to another.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Portal for U.S. Department of Labor Good tool for mining data.
World Clock World Clock is a neat little website that provides continuous updates of demographic statistics from around the world. The clock continuously updates data on topics including, but not limited to, population growth, oil produced, cars produced, and deaths caused by various illnesses. The data used in the World Clock comes from the World Health Organization, CIA Factbook, and the US Census Bureau. Useful for information on global demographics.
Google U.S. Government Search This is a Google Custom Search Engine that has links to all U.S. Government Agencies.
Google Public Data Explorer

Data visualizations for a changing world

‚ÄčThe Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings.
This looks like a really useful tool. Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data.
StatPlanet Stat Planet is a thematic mapping website. Stat Planet relies on data from UNESCO is a project of SACMEQ. Stat Planet can be used to create thematic maps based on a variety of development indicators from the fields of education, health care, and economics. Stat Planet can be used online in your browser or you can download Stat Planet. Downloading Stat Planet gives you the option to include your other data sets Stat Planet is a good resource for students to use to create thematic maps. Stat Planet can also be used by students to make inferences as to the reason for inequities between countries and regions of the world. After making those inferences students can conduct research to investigate whether or not they were correct.
GeoHive A site with geopolitical data, statistics on the human population, Earth and more. The main kind of data you can find here is population statistics of regions, countries, provinces and cities. Next to that there are some statistics on economic factors like wealth, infrastructure; statistics on natural phenomena; ....... and yet, even more. Dynamic treatment of global statistics. Check this out!
GapMinder Data visualization of the world's most important trends. Partnerships with and links to multi-national organizations and their data banks.
Internet World Stats Internet usage statistics based on population and usage. Data on global Internet penetration. Fascinating stuff!
Mapping America: Every city, every block Using census data from 2005 - 2009, this data visualization is comprehensive, This project is hosted by the New York Times.
Last updated 12.16.10
Mrs. Cicchetti