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The 2008 Statistical Abstract

The National Data Book

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What is the Statistical Abstract?

The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web

Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations

Tables of Interest

237 - Students Who Reported Carrying a Weapon: 1995 to 2005 [Excel 24k] | [PDF 465k]

687 - Individuals and Families Below Poverty Level--Number and Rate by State: 2000 and 2005 [Excel 144k] | [PDF 452k]

866 - Mine Safety: 1995 to 2005 [Excel 25k] | [PDF 465k]

909 - Electricity Net Generation by Sector and Fuel Type: 1990 to 2005 [Excel 37k] | [PDF 467k]

1309 - Tobacco Consumption by Country and Sex: 1980 and 2004 [Excel 45k] | [PDF 463k]

Sources of Data

The Abstract is also your guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau  |  The 2008 Statistical Abstract  |  Page Last Modified: February 01, 2012