Chican@ & Latinx Topics : Statistics: Databases and Websites
About Statistical Databases
Statistical databases provide access to numerous types of data sources compiled by local, state, and federal government agencies, regulatory agencies, and private research bodies, among other institutions. When researching statistics, it is important to evaluate data coverage dates, locations, and depth of data resources, including evaluating how the data was compiled.
Check out the links in the "Helpful Resources" box for more detailed information on statistical resources.
Heriberto Zamora. Photo by Charlie Kaijo via Flickr via CC 3.0 License.
The U.S. Census Bureau developed American FactFinder as its primary database for distributing census data. American FactFinder provides access to data from the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey, and the Economic Census, among other surveys. Data coverage includes population, age, business, education, housing, income, origins and language, poverty, and vetaran statistics.
Historical Statistics of the United States
This resource includes statistics from over 1,000 sources and includes more than 37,000 data series. It covers all data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade - quantitative facts of American History from colonial times to the present. Major categories include: Population, Work and Welfare, Economic Structure and Performance, Economic Sectors, Governance and International Relations.
Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project
The project conducts public opinion surveys that aim to illuminate Latino views on a range of social matters and public policy issues, including its annual National Survey of Latinos. It also publishes demographic studies and other social science research on a wide range of topics, including economics and personal finances, Hispanic/Latino identity, education, health care, immigration trends, the Latino vote, technology adoption, youth and work and employment. The project is well-known for its estimates of the unauthorized immigrant population in the U.S.