Ameristat (ICPSR 123)

Principal Investigator(s): Population Reference Bureau. Social Science Data Analysis Network


AmeriStat is a search engine developed by the Population Reference Bureau in partnership with the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN). AmeriStat searches large data files from a range of sources, including the 2000 Census and the Census Bureau's monthly Current Population Surveys, to give the user instant summaries, in text and graphics, of the demographic characteristics of the U.S. population. AmeriStat covers 13 topics: (1) 2000 Census, (2) children, (3) education, (4) labor and employment, (5) fertility, (6) foreign-born, (7) income and poverty, (8) marriage and family, (9) migration, (10) mortality, (11) older population, (12) estimates and projections, and (13) race and ethnicity. For each of the topics, data are shown, whenever possible, for five-year data points going back to 1970. Single-year data are shown for more recent years, with special coverage of the 2000 Census. Search results also yield links to other Web sites for additional, more detailed information.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly (via Ameristat) for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, children, databases, education, employment, fertility, income, information systems, marriage, migration, mortality, older adults, population characteristics, population trends, race

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available for distribution by ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation.