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American Ethnic Studies: Statistical Facts and Figures

Resources for beginning research in American Ethnic Studies.

Statistical Abstract of the US

Statistical Abastracts of the United States provides a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the country.

Underrepresented Group Data

Click image for links to the latest data on US racial and ethnic populations from the Census Bureau.

American Community Survey

Click image for access to detailed information source about the American people and workforce.

Statistical Facts and Figures


  • Data-Planet
    Interactive database that allows the use to create tables, maps, and figures from a variety of licensed and public data sources.
  • King County statistical profile
    Snapshot of demographic data for Washington's most populous county. In order to view these files, you will need the Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) Reader which is available for free from the Adobe web site.
  • Statistical data from the Center for Disease Control
    The CDC compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the Nation.
  • Statistical handbook on racial groups in the United States
    Provides abstracts and indexes of statistical information from over 100,000 U.S. government publications from 1973, state and private sources from 1980, and approximately 2000 documents from international organizations from 1983. Full-text or web links provided for some citations.
  • [UW restricted] Statistical universe
    Quick and easy links to the latest data on racial and ethnic populations in the United States.
  • U.S. Census
  • Census Briefs
    The Census 2000 Brief series is a basic analytic tool that is useful for introducing the public to Census 2000 population and housing data.