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Data Sources: United States Data

A guide to finding data. While not exhaustive, this guide will get you started!

Business, Economic, and Marketing

Economic Census

Economic data from the US Census Bureau. Find industry & business data.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Easy source for labor data such as unemployment & occupational stats.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Source for US GDP, GDI, spending data & more.

Energy Information Administration

Here you will find historic prices for energy commodities. 


USDA Census of Agriculture

The leading source of American agricultural data

Ag Data Commons

A research data catalog and repository available to help the agricultural research community share and discover research data funded by the USDA


National Center for Health Statistics

From the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the NCHS is the national gateway for health statistics.

NCBI Datasets

From the National Library of Medicine, NCBI Datasets allows you to find and download gene, transcript, protein and genome sequences, annotation and metadata.


National Archive of Data on Arts & Culture

A repository that facilitates research on arts and culture by acquiring data, particularly those funded by federal agencies and other organizations, and sharing those data with researchers, policymakers, people in the arts and culture field, and the general public.


Population & Demographics

The Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

National Historic GIS

Good source for historic census data. Covers pre-1990, though coverage is not 100%. See data availability here.

A catch-all clearinghouse of US government produced data.

Environment & Climate

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA Environmental Data Gateway is a source for publicly available ag, energy, water,  and ecological data and many more topics.

National Climatic Data Center

Loads of instrumental and proxy climate data.

Wyoming State Engineer's Office

Select environmnetal data for the state of Wyoming. Primarily related to hydrology.

Criminal Justice

FBI Crime Stats

Source for the Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

More crime data including correctional/prison population data in particular.


National Center for Education Statistics

Go to source for US education data. Early childhood, elementary education, secondary education, postsecondary education, library data, and much more.