Data Planet

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Data Planet provides fast and easy access to data from more than 70 organizational sources, with over 35 billion data points from 4.9 billion datasets. All of the data have been standardized and structured and are described with up to 37 fields of metadata, including a controlled vocabulary.  Coverage includes US Federal, US State, International, and Nonprofit organizational sources


Detailed guides to how to use Data Planet are available at (also linked under “Help” from within the database).

In addition, provides many subject-specific guides to finding data on relevant topics such as Population and Income, Housing and Construction, International Statistics by Nation, and more.

User tools and features

Users can create customized charts and tables from multiple variables and export them.

Dates covered

Most data series focus on recent years and a few prior decades, although some data series extend back to the 19th century.

Updating frequency

Continuously.  Each data series displays its own update frequency and last updated date.


A comprehensive list of data sources covered is available at

Print counterpart or
related resources

Data Planet makes available data from China Data Center.

Producer/content provider

Sage Publications

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

SAGE Publications

Supplementary Subject(s)