Historical Statistics of the United States, the Millennial Edition online

Historical Statistics of the United States has long been the standard source for quantitative indicators of American history. It has not been revised, however, since the Bicentennial Edition, which was published in 1975 and provided data through 1970. The revised, updated, and expanded Millennial Edition contains considerably more information than its immediate predecessor: including a tripling of the number of data series – 37,339 in this edition. Most series from the previous edition were extended by roughly thirty years, and the coverage of most topics was enhanced. More than a dozen new topics were added: American Indians, slavery, outlying areas, poverty, nonprofit organizations, and the Confederate States of America, to list a few examples. The chapters in the new edition are preceded by essays that introduce the quantitative history of their subject, provide a guide to the sources, and offer expert advice on the reliability of the data and the limits that might be placed on their interpretation.

Spatial Coverage: 
International
Data Creator: 
United States. Bureau of the Census
Time Period: 

Varies by series. Circa 1800 to latest available at publication.

Documentation: 

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Data Access: 

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