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Statistical Abstract of the United States: Historical Statistical Abstract of the United States

Historic Modules

The Historic Statistical Abstracts are available in 40 year chunks.  The date ranges are listed below and all modules are now complete and available.  

Release Date / Years covered:

Annuals for 1970-2012 - complete

Annuals for 1929-1969 - complete

Annuals for 1878-1928 - complete

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The Statistical Abstract of the United States. was published from 1878 to 2012 by the U.S. Federal Government.  The Statistical Abstract is a 1-volume overview (or abstract) of information about the U.S.

The first edition, in 1878, holds 150 tables detailing life in the U.S. By 1920 the publication had grown to 462 tables, and with the 2014 edition the publication contains 1450+ tables.

In 2012 ProQuest assumed responsibility for updating and maintaining the Statistical Abstract of the United States. Since that time ProQuest has released the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions online as well as in print.

For the historical volumes ProQuest is unlocking all 132 years of PDF-based tables and making them available as spreadsheets (XLS),  as well as PDF and GIF formats.

Access will be through the interface for the Statistical Abstract of the United States.


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