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National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) is the nation's leading provider of statistical data on the U.S. science and engineering enterprise. The website includes data on research and development, the science and engineering workforce, the condition and progress of STEM education, and U.S. competitiveness in science, engineering, technology, and R&D.

Migration data hub

The Migration Data Hub showcases in-depth and latest data on immigrant trends and patterns in the United States and around the world. Research tools include US State Data on the Foreign Born, Maps of the Foreign Born, the World Migration Map, Comparative Charts and Tables, the Global Remittances Guide and asylum data.


MeasuringWorth is a service for calculating relative worth over time. The data have been created using the highest standards of the fields of economics and history, and they are rigorously refereed by the most distinguished researchers in the fields. Beginning with the United States and United Kingdom and following with Japan and China, the authors intend to keep growing the database. Includes calculators for annualized growth rates, relative values, conversion, purchasing power, inflation rates and stock growth rates.

Diversity data

Topics include: Population demographics and diversity, housing opportunities, education, health, residential integration and neighborhood characteristics, economic opportunities, crime, and physical environment. Data can be downloaded in PDF or Excel format. 

NBER-CES manufacturing industry database

This database is a joint effort between the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and U.S. Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies (CES), containing annual industry-level data on output, employment, payroll and other input costs, investment, capital stocks, TFP, and various industry-specific price indexes.The database covers all 4-digit SIC (and 6-digit NAICS) manufacturing industries from 1958-2005, in two versions: 1987 SIC codes (459 industries) and 1997 NAICS codes (473 industries).

Industrial research and development information system (IRIS)

This database holds all of the statistics produced by the National Science Foundation's Survey of Industry Research and Development (SIRD) for 1953 to 2007, the last year SIRD was conducted - it has been replaced by the Business Research and Development and Innovation Survey (BRDIS). This searchable database contains tabulated statistics for selected periods on such measures as industry R&D funding and industry R&D personnel. These statistics are broken out by such dimensions as source, industrial sector, character of work, and company size.


FedStats, which has been available to the public since 1997, provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic.

Federal Reserve economic data (FRED)

As one of the 12 regional Reserve banks in the Fed System, the St. Louis Fed is central to America's economy. All of the Reserve banks share some degree of similar duties. But because the banks are independent of one another, each has some specialized assignments and tasks that distinguish it. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis maintains one of the world's most comprehensive online economic databases (FRED). FRED is a database of over 55,000 economic time series from 45 sources. With FRED, users can download data in Microsoft Excel and text formats and view charts of data series.