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Countries and Their Cultures This link opens in a new window
Entries contain summaries of countries around the world, including demographic, historical, cultural, economic, religious, and political information.
Gale eBooks This link opens in a new window
Previously Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Full access to encyclopedias on religion, world biography, countries and cultures, education, American history and foreign policy, public health, aging, law, business and multiculturalism.
American Community Survey (U.S. Census Update)
The information is available by state but not yet by specific zip code. Click on American Community Survey.
American Fact Finder
Find population, housing, economic, and geographic data. Search for demographics by specific place or ZIP code.
Maryland State Data Center
Analysis of trends for social, economic and other characteristics and projections for population, housing, employment, labor force, and income for Maryland based on the census statistics from the American Community Survey. See http://www.census.gov/sdc/ for data centers in other states.
Neighborhood Profiles: Sperling's Best Places
Detailed neighborhood profiles, including such data as population, housing, crime, education, religion, cost of living, and health, for every zip code in the United States.
Other State Data Centers
Analysis of trends for social, economic and other characteristics and projections for population, housing, employment, labor force, and income for other States based on the census statistics from the American Community Survey.
U.S. Census: 2000 and 2010
Official government source of demographic data.
U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Information about consumers arranged in various demographic categories, including annual consumer expenditure reports, the consumer price index, and employment information.
Digest of Education Statistics
A compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. Contains information on the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, libraries, and international education. Also includes supplemental information on population trends, attitudes on education, education characteristics of the labor force, and economic trends.
National Center for Educational Statistics
Data on education in the United States and other nations. A variety of different statistics are available through NCES:
NCES: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
includes statistics on admissions, tuition, enrollment, diversity, graduation rates, and financial aid at postsecondary institutions.
NCES: School District Demographics System
Provides detailed demographic data on US school districts.
NCES: Schools and Staffing Survey
Includes statistics on numbers of students, principles, teachers, and more in US public and private schools.
NCES: State Education Data Profiles
Allow you to compare up to four states on educational data including demographics, enrollment, libraries, and more.
NCES College Navigator
Information about colleges.
US Census Bureau: School Enrollment
Access current and historical information on school enrollment, as collected by the Census Bureau.