Statistical Abstract of the United States
Available at the reference desk and online; this is the best place to start when looking for statistics.
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970
Ref HA202.H57 (At the Reference Desk.)
This source is useful if you are looking for statistics prior to 1970. It is the historical supplement to the Statistical Abstract of the United States.
Household Spending: Who Spends How Much on What
Reports on household spending on a range of categories, such as apparel, entertainment, food, health care, housing, education and more.
Data and publications on income from the Bureau of the Census
National Economic Trends
From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Data and publications from the Bureau of the Census
SOI Tax Stats - Individual Statistical Tables by Size of Adjusted Gross Income
Statistical tables from the Internal Revenue Service presenting data on individual income and charitable donations by income bracket.
United Nations Data on Poverty
Statistical Handbook on the American Family
A compilation of statistics on American families across a broad range of topics including demographics, economics, living arrangements, quality of marriage and family life and children.
Statistical Handbook on Women in America
Statistics on America's women such as demographics, employment and economic status, health, and social characteristics such as marriage, living arrangements, education and political involvement.
Statistical Handbook on the World's Children
A compilation of statistics covering demograhics, educaiton, health and disease, economics, family and social environment, and crime and violence.
Statistical Handbook on Aging Americans
Statistics on this segment of the population pertaining to demographics, social characteristics, health status, employment and economic conditions, and spending.
Statistical Record of Older Americans
Statistics on older Americans: demographics, education, families, income and spending, pensions and retirement, labor and employment, housing, health and health care, nursing homes, lifestyles, opinions and more.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Has employment and unemployment, inflation and consumer spending, injuries and illnesses, wages and earnings, and more.
Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics
A complilation of statistics on employment, earnings, prices, productivity and other labor data. The data is segmented according to gender, age, educational attainment and type of work.
The State of Working America
Covers topics such as family income, wages, wealth inequality, poverty, and regional differences.
Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditure) among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality.