Statistical Reference Books
Although outdated this book still points to relevant sources of information and provides historical facts.
Includes county and place profiles, rankings and comparisons. Sections on education, ancestry, Hispanic population, Asian population, climate, and demographic and reference maps.
Sources of statistical information are held throughout the Michigan State University Libraries. This guide is not comprehensive; rather, it provides information on a selection of some of the most important general sources. Although most of the materials listed below are located in the Government Documents Library (Main Library, 3 West), some materials are located in other Library locations. Selected WWW resources are also included. Please ask at the Main Library Reference Desk (floor 1 Center) if you need further assistance.
These statistical reference books and online tools from the U.S. Census Bureau provide an excellent starting point for finding both general and topical statistical tables about Michigan.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The first source for statistics on all aspects of population, economy and society in the United States. Annual publication 1878-present. Although emphasis in the Statistical Abstract is primarily given to national data, many tables present data for regions and individual states and a smaller number for metropolitan areas and cities. Also available in print (1878-present).
State and Metropolitan Area Data Book
Features more than 1,500 data items for the United States and individual states, counties and metropolitan areas from a variety of sources. Information in the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book covers the following topical areas: age, agriculture, births, business establishments, communications, construction, cost of living, crime, deaths, education, elections, employment, energy, finance, government, health, households, housing, immigration, income, manufactures, marriages and divorces, media, natural resources, population, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, residence, retail sales, science and engineering, social services, tourism, transportation, and veterans. Also available in print.
County and City Data Book
The most comprehensive source of information about the individual counties and cities in the United States. It includes data for all U.S. states, counties, and cities with a population of 25,000 or more. Information in the County and City Data Book covers the following topical areas: age, agriculture, births, business establishments, climate, construction, crime, deaths, earnings, education, elections, employment, finance, government, health, households, housing, income, labor force, manufactures, population, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, social services, and water use. Also available in print.
County and City Data Books Online (University of Virginia Library)
This resource provides access to the 1944 through 2000 County and City Data Books. This service provides the opportunity to create custom printouts and/or customized data subsets (subsets only available for 1988-2000).