Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition

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Historical Statistics of the United States is a standard source for data on all aspects of American history. The Millennial Edition is divided into five sections broadly covering: population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, economic sectors, and governance and international relations. Data relates to the social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade. Includes over 37,000 data series and statistics from more than 1,000 sources.

A companion database, Statistical Abstract of the U.S., provides up-to-date data on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States


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Dates covered

Colonial times to 2000.

Updating frequency

Content is complete.


Material from previous editions was compiled, verified, and updated by more than eighty scholars, and newly developed historical data series were added.

Type of coverage

Full text of the 5 volume set, including all statistical tables. Standard and custom tables can be graphed or downloaded in Excel or CSV format, or groups of tables can be downloaded as a zip file.

Print counterpart or
related resources

  • Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present, Millennial Edition, Alexander REFDESK HA202.H57 2006.
  • Previous editions of Historical Statistics of the United States, the most recent updated in 1975, were published by the U.S. Census Bureau and can be located by searching QuickSearch.
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

Producer/content provider

Cambridge University Press

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Cambridge University Press