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Federal agencies with health statistics (online)

Federal Sources (print and online)

Statistical Abstract of the United States - access varies (see below)

This useful compendium of statistical information was published by the U. S. Census Bureau from 1878 until 2012, when it ceased. The Census Bureau continues to provide free online access to the data. In 2013 ProQuest, a for-profit publisher, began publishing a commercial print and online version of the Statistical Abstract. Following is a chart by date, showing availability through Andruss Library.

Years Location for print Online link
2013 - present Ref HA 202 .A385.1 (2nd floor) ProQuest database
1946 - 2012

Ref HA 202 .A385.1 (2nd floor)"
Some years also in U.S. Gov Docs (2nd floor)

Census website
1878-1955 Call number 1429, Microfiche Collection (1st floor) Census website


Health statistics at the state and local level (online)

State Source (print)

Pennsylvania Abstract - PA DOC PCO 208.20/8:2014

Over 200 tables in the print Abstract contain data for Pennsylvania and its 67 counties. Data for each edition is collected from state and federal agencies as well as other sources. The annual Abstract contains a wealth of data including: population, vital statistics, industrial development, banking, employment, education, social services, taxes, government, crime, infrastructure, and much more. Beginning in 2014, the Abstract includes a user-friendly, topic driven organization for easier table location.

Library receives every year. Latest are on Permanent Reserve (ask at Circulation Desk); earlier editions in PA Docs.

Local or county data sources (online)

Local Sources (print)

Pennsylvania County Data Book Series - PCO 208.4/8/3:no.19/[yr]

The Andruss Library has print only of the Pennsylvania County Data Book for Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, and Union counties. Each contains more than 60 tables with subjects ranging from physical features to income to quality of life. Also included are demographic and housing sections. Most data is at the municipal level, and includes decennial Census results.

Library receives only every other year; owns only odd-numbered years through 2013 and even-numbered years starting in 2014. Latest on Permanent Reserve (ask at Circulation Desk); earlier editions in PA Docs.

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