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*Management*: Finding Statistics

Data and Statistics Defiined

The terms data and statistics are often used interchangeably, but they refer to very different types of information.

  • Data is the collection of new factual information that is used to create statistics.
  • Statistics present an analysis of the data.

For example, if you conduct a survey, the information you collect is data. When you analyze that information and create a pie chart, it becomes statistics.

On this page, you'll find statistics for the following subjects:

General Statistics; Illinois; Agriculture; Business and Economy; Climate, Weather, and the Environment; Consumer; Crime/Criminal Justice; Demographics; Education; Employment and Labor; Energy; Federal; Finance; Health; Transportation; and World.

General Statistics

Federal Statistics