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Sources for Finding Statistics
SOURCES FOR FINDING STATISTICS
The following web sites are good places to start looking for statistics on all aspects of life in the United States. The U.S. government is the largest collector and publisher of statistics in the world. So, it is usually best to start with its sites when looking for statistics about issues related to life in California. The California state web site may lead to useful information, too, but it often contains less data than can be found on federal web sites. Finally, it is a good idea to check the web sites of specific cities and counties to look for local information on issues or events occurring within their jurisdictions.
USA.gov is the U.S. Government's official web portal. It is an easy-to-search, free-access website designed as a centralized place to find information from local, state, and US Government agency websites. Always look here first to locate statistics from local, regional, and federal sources at the same time.
The official web site of the U.S. Census Bureau, this is the place to go to access the full range of data collected by the Bureau through the censuses and many other surveys of a wide range of aspects of life in the United States and its territories.
This is the California state home page. It is the best starting point for researching the activities of, and information collected by, all of California's state agencies.