Check out the resources below to locate statistics for your project. Click here for useful links to help you throughout your research.
A group of sites providing both basic and sabermetric statistics and resources for sports fans everywhere. Their aim is to be the easiest-to-use, fastest, most complete sources for sports statistics anywhere.
Health & Medicine Statistics
HSRIC is a research portal of health services research resources providing numerous Internet links to data, funding announcements, reports, podcasts, discussion groups, and more. It is not an index of all health services resources on the Web. Rather, it contains selective links representing a sample of available information. Items are selected for their quality, authority of authorship, uniqueness, and appropriateness.
This site is run by the Centers for Disease Control and provides access to information on a wide variety of health topics.
Public health data can offer many interesting possibilities in working with data, and the CDC’s website provides access to a variety of health topics and tools and resources related to the datasets.
For health data at a global level, you can also look to the World Health Organization’s data site, called the Global Health Observatory. Here you’ll find datasets of health problems around the world and related topics, such as air quality and road safety.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries, and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes.
The United States Census Bureau provides data about the nation's people and economy.
This site collects data related to the Department of Education, which means that it offers a number of datasets that might interest students, librarians, and teachers. It also offers a link to the National Center for Education Statistics’ Create-A-Graph tool (nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph), which is aimed at younger students.
State of Maine Statistics
State of Maine Open Data provides access to data regarding government, finance, recreation and statistics in the state of Maine.
The Maine Economic Growth Council’s Measures of Growth report tracks Maine’s performance on 25 indicators that collectively provide a comprehensive overview of our economy and our progress toward the Council’s vision of a high quality of life for all Maine people.
It is the mission of Mainebiz to be the leading source of Maine business news and analysis. We deliver coverage of business and economic trends, issues and news through credible, evocative and stimulating writing.
This site contains records and statistics on health data, unclaimed property, birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates, and driver records. There is also a link to other Maine state statistics such as labor, farm, crime, education, motor vehicle, and tax.
Social Science Statistics
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis, and other empirical social science research. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
National Centers for Environmental Information, a division of the NOAA, provides statistical weather and climate information including temperature, precipitation, and drought:
Temperature, Precipitation, and Drought Time Series
View how a certain parameter in a certain place has changed since 1895. The user can define the month or season and place of interest.
This tool lists and maps records tied or broken on a given date for weather stations across the 50 United States. Records are distinguished as daily (largest/smallest for that day on the calendar), monthly (largest/smallest value during that month), or all-time (largest/smallest value ever observed at that station). Summary information for recent periods (year-to-date, month-to-date, last 30 days) is provided in tabular format.
Climate Extremes Index
This index charts the occurrence of specific extreme events over time since 1910. In most cases, extreme events are defined as lying in the outermost (“most unusual”) ten percent of a place’s history. Analyses are available at national and regional levels.
Regional Snowfall Index
NCEI produces the Regional Snowfall Index (RSI) for significant snowstorms that impact the eastern two-thirds of the United States. The RSI ranks snowstorm impacts on a scale from 1 to 5, similar to the Fujita scale for tornadoes or the Saffir-Simpson scale for hurricanes.
Global-Scale Microwave Sounding Unit Temperatures
Microwave Sounding Units (MSU) measure radiation emitted by the Earth's atmosphere from NOAA polar-orbiting satellites. The MSU products provide insight into the temperature trends and patterns in three different slabs of the atmosphere, from the lowest: lower troposphere, middle troposphere, and lower stratosphere.
Climatic Data for Frost Protected Shallow Foundations
A frost-protected shallow foundation (FPSF) is a practical alternative to deeper, more costly foundations in cold regions with seasonal ground freezing and the potential for frost heave. The objective of this web page is to provide U.S. builders, designers, code officials, and others with the air freezing index (AFI) data necessary to employ FPSF technology.
Access to data from several censuses and surveys (population, housing, economic and community) from the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.
The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. They honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share their expertise globally, and conduct their work openly. QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
Space exploration is always an exciting and inspiring topic, so why not incorporate NASA’s work into your data and visualization activities? With the open datasets available on NASA’s data portal, your data project can visualize meteorite landings or analyze NASA’s patents.
Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. It features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites. Look for the "STATISTICS" link on the right menu.
For projects with an international perspective, the United Nations’ data portal not only provides access to international datasets on topics from agriculture to tourism but also has links to the data portals for many countries around the world.
This site provides access to data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.