Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract is the ultimate quick source for all kinds of information about the United States, from government spending, amusement park attendance, the number of high school lacrosse players in 1980, to almost any fact or figure you can think of. Data are downloadable as Excel files, making them very handy for charts or tables. Because every table has a detailed citation of the original source for the data, if you don’t find the detail you need here, you can often find more data elsewhere. Historical versions are available for free from the U.S. Census Bureau, but the most current version is on the library website.