January 23, 2022

Wake the Kids & Phone the Neighbors! The 2012 Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Has Been Released

From a U.S. Census E-Mail:

This annual factbook contains more than 1,400 tables of social, political and economic facts about our nation and the world. Among the broad topics covered are marriage and divorce, health, education, law enforcement, national security, social insurance, business, science and technology, agriculture, natural resources, energy, information and communications, banking and international statistics. The source of the data is not limited to the Census Bureau — statistics are also derived from other federal agencies and private sources. Data in this edition are generally for the most recent year or period available by spring 2011.

The 2012 files are now available at: http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/

Direct to PDF Version: http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012edition.html

Direct to Earlier Versions: http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/past_years.html

See Also: A Roundup of Press Reports About the Possible Elimination of the Stat Abstract (via Water Librarians Blog)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.