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Wealth and Poverty in the United States: Finding Data

Wealth and Poverty

Roper Topics at a Glance: Wealth and Poverty
Questions and results of nine decades of Roper public opinion polls relating to wealth and poverty; includes access to the original data sets.
Archival Economic Data (ALFRED)
Historical data on population, employment and labor markets frim the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
The Value of a Dollar: Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-2014
5th edition. Amenia, New York, Grey House Publishing, 2014.
Diversity and Disparities: Residential Segregation
Calculate degrees of residential segregation, 1980-2010 for cities and metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). Part of the Diversity and Disparities Project at Brown University.

Basic Statistical Resources

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States
The basic databook for U.S. national-level statistics.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1878-2012
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Access to data from more than 70 organizational sources. Most data series focus on recent years and a few prior decades, although some data series extend back to the 19th century. Rutgers-restricted Access

U.S. Demographics

American FactFinder
Select query elements to create maps and view data tables based on the 2010 Census, Census 2000, the 1990 Census, the American Community Survey, and the Economic Census.
Decennial Census Reports from 1790 to 2010
Digitized, but actually less cumbersome to use in print. Print volumes available in Dana Library Government Documents collection.

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