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Introduction to Statistics

Many entities collect statistics that may be useful as part of a presentation or pitch. This guide provides links to many U.S. government and other resources that provide statistics that may be of interest to business practitioners.

National Demographic Data

Demographic data on all counties and many cities, towns, municipalities, etc. is available through the U.S. Census. Refer to the above links for examples.

Federal Statistics and Information


Most elements of this guide were assembled by Heather Getsay, Social Sciences and Government Information Librarian at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Some additions and edits were made by Rocco Cremonese, Business, User Experience, and Outreach Librarian at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania