Statistical Abstract 2012 Now Online
Looking for the latest statistics on Housing Sales? How about the number of patents issued over the last decade? Broken down by state? By corporations or individual filers? These and hundreds of other data have been available in from the US Census Bureau's annual Statistical Abstract. Time was you would have to come to the library to look through the bound copy (or buy one, but at $50 you might not have wanted to do that). Now it is available, for free, on the web. So feel free to use it to find that statistic you need for work and spend more of your time with 26,540,000 of your closest friends doing Sodoku puzzles (Table 1240. Adult Participation in Selected Leisure Activities by Frequency: 2010).