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Vital Statistics

Vital statistics include births, deaths, marriages and divorces. They are often kept by all levels of government agencies, although in the United States gathering the data is specifically a state responsibility.

Mortality and Morbidity Statistics

Mortality statistics are the rates at which a specific population group die of certain diseases and conditions. Morbidity statistics are the number of people in a specific population group affected by certain diseases and conditions.

General Sources

In addition to the more specific sources listed on the above tabs, there are also Internet sites that can help you search a variety of sources for statistical information. Some of these are for information from the U.S. and state government, while others are more broad in scope.


Demographics are statistics used to describe the characteristics or composition of a population group. They tend to cover social and economic characteristics, but type and level of information gathered varies from survey to survey.