Statistical data is collected from surveys, polls, interviews, studies, reports, etc. by government entities, academic institutions, and research centers for use in research and record-keeping. The data can be numerical or nominal information about populations, locations, and more.
A data set is a file of collected data, structured in a way that allows the reader to draw comparative relationships. Statistical sources like those linked below present data in a way that can be searched and interpreted, and reinforce academic research and writing.
Data.gov (GSA) - The home of the U.S. Government's open data. Find federal, state, and local data, tools, and resources to conduct research, build apps, design data visualizations, and more.
Data USA - Explore, map, compare, and download U.S. data.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) - A division of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics - Reports on justice systems, crime, criminal offenders, and victims of crime.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Measures labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the U.S. economy.
U.S. Census Bureau - Offers extensive data and customization, a library of information resources in all formats and browseable topics.
U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Texas - Easy access to Texas-specific counts and percentages in demographics, health, education, business, and more. National figures are included in this table.