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We rely exclusively on data from government agencies – over 70 at last count. While these are the most reliable and current data, they may sometimes contradict themselves or get revised by the original sources. For more on the data process, see the Methodology section.

We have begun documenting the processes and related controls we use to obtain, store, and present our government’s revenue, expenditures, and metrics data. Once the documentation is complete, we intend to engage a public accounting firm to opine on our assertion that the processes and controls are suitably designed and operate effectively to completely and accurately obtain and publish our data set.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  • Consumer Complaint Database

Consumer Product Safety Commission

  • Annual Reports
  • National Electronic Injury Surveillance System

Department of Agriculture

  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
    • Economic Research Service
      • U.S. and State-Level Farm Income and Wealth Statistics
  • Food Safety and Inspection Service
  • Food and Nutrition Service

Department of Commerce

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
    • Fixed Asset Accounts
    • National Data
    • National Income and Product Accounts
    • Non-residential Detailed Estimates
  • Census Bureau
    • American Community Survey
    • American Housing Survey
    • Census of Governments
    • Current Population Survey
    • Historical Census of Housing Tables
    • U.S. Census 2000 Brief: Veterans
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • A Patent and Trademark Office Review
    • Performance & Accountability Report

Department of Defense

  • Defense Manpower Data Center
  • Demographics Reports

Department of Education

  • Federal Campus-Based Programs Data Book
  • Federal Pell Grant Program Annual Data Reports
  • National Center for Education Statistics
    • Digest of Education Statistics
    • Education for Homeless Children and Youth

Department of Energy

  • Energy Information Administration

Department of Health & Human Services

  • Administration for Children & Families
    • AFDC Caseload Data
    • TANF Caseload Data
    • Children’s Bureau
      • Child Maltreatment Series
      • AFCARS Report
    • Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, MMWR Surveillance Surveys, Abortion Surveillance System
    • Mortality Archive (CDC WONDER)
    • National Center for Health Statistics
    • National Lead Surveillance System
    • National Vital Statistics Report
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    • Statistics Reference Booklet
    • National Health Expenditures Accounts
    • 2016 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds
    • Food and Drug Administration

Department of Homeland Security

  • Transportation Security Administration
  • Customs and Border Protection
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
    • Disaster Declarations Summary
    • OpenFEMA
    • U.S. Fire Administration
      • Fire Loss in the United States Report

Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Office of Community Planning and Development
    • Annual Homeless Assessment Report
  • Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity
    • Annual Report to Congress - FY 2008 - 2012/2013
  • Office of Policy Development and Research

Department of the Interior

  • Bureau of Land Management
    • Oil & Gas Statistics
  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Park Service

Department of Justice

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and explosives
    • Firearms Commerce in U.S. Report
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
    • Annual Parole Survey
    • Annual Probation Survey
    • Annual Survey of Jails
    • Arrests Data Analysis Tool
    • Census of Jail Inmates
    • Jail Inmates at Midyear Report
    • National Corrections Reporting Program
    • National Prisoner Statistics Program
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Uniform Crime Reporting
    • National Instant Criminal Background Check System

Department of Labor

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
    • Occupational Employment Statistics
    • Consumer Price Index
  • Employee Benefits Security Administration
    • Private Pension Plan Bulletin
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Wage and Hour Division

Department of State

Department of Transportation

  • Bureau of Transportation Statistics
    • National Transportation Statistics
    • Transportation Statistics Annual Report
  • Federal Highway Administration
    • Highway Statistics
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Safercar.com

Department of the Treasury

  • Internal Revenue Service
    • Statistics of Income
  • Treasury International Capital (TIC) System

Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Expenditures Tables

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Air Emmissions Inventories

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  • Charge Statistics

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • Historical Statistics on Banking (HSOB)
  • National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households

Federal Reserve

  • Data Download Program
  • Survey of Consumer Finances

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis

  • FRED Economic Data

Federal Trade Commission

  • Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Reports
  • National Do Not Call Registry Data Book
  • Consumer Sentenial Network Data Book

Freddie Mac

  • Primary Mortgage Market Survey

Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

  • MACSTATS

National Interagency Fire Center

  • Historical Wildland Fire Information

National Labor Relations Board

  • Charges and Complaints

National Science Foundation

  • Higher Education Research and Development Survey
  • National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
  • Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Securities and Exchange Commission

  • Annual Reports

Small Business Administration

  • Loan Program Performance

Social Security Administration

  • Supplemental Security Income Report
  • Annual Statistical Supplement
  • Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund

U.S. Agency for International Development

  • Foreign Aid Explorer

U.S. Courts

  • Judicial Facts and Figures

White House

  • Office of Management and Budget
    • Historical Tables
  • Office of Personnel Management

Additional data from:

  • Economic mobility generated from government sources by the Equality of Opportunity Project
  • Stock indices from Yahoo Finance
  • Gold price from World Gold Council