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Need to look up a quick fact or figure? Find it fast from one of these resources.
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts
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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Local, State & Federal Data

  • AtoZdatabases
    Includes 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more. Search by multiple limits including geography, business size & type, length of home ownership, and household income.

  • American Factfinder
    Use American FactFinder to view, print, and download statistics about population, housing, industry, and business. Using FactFinder, you can also create reference and thematic maps, and search for specific data.
  • Kids Count
    Hundreds of measures of child well-being, nationally down to specific communities. Compare across groups as well.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    Published since 1878, this is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
    Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.
  • U.S. Census Bureau
    The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy
  • Where to Write for Vital Records
    Information on getting birth, death, marriage, or divorce records from US states and territories.
  • USA.Gov
    Find federal government agencies, access government services, and explore a wealth of information related to government operations.
  • ZIP Code Lookup
    Find the ZIP Code +4 for any address in the United States.

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