Social Explorer is a licensed Gitenstein Library database. It provides contemporary and historical census data and demographic information. Includes data on crime, economics, elections, health, and religion. Some international data are included. A sophisticated web interface allows users to create maps and reports. With this tool it is possible to visually analyze and understand demography and social change through time.
The following links provide aggregate historical statistics. Also find information about the history of the U.S. census.
United States Census Bureau:
Additional websites for historical statistics:
Access the latest, Millennial ed. (2006) of Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present online (search only) and in print, Reference Collection (call #HA202 .H57 2006). Search the online ed. to identify the relevant table(s). Then consult the printed ed. to retrieve the desired statistic(s). Access the previous ed., Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970 (1975) from the website of the Federal Reserve Archive in two large PDF files (Parts 1 and 2). Access an even older ed., Historical Statistics of the United States, 1789-1945 (1949) from Census.gov as a single large PDF file.
Use the search box on the library's homepage to find historical statistics. Get started with these titles: