Census 2000 Data Highlights:
Contains a wealth of the most recent data for every state. Use drop-down box to make your selection:
Selected demographic, business and geography statistics from the US Bureau of the Census.
Once at the stateline.org site, click on "States" in the top menu bar. This site does not have statistics as much as it does recent news stories on how all the states are grappling with a variety of problems.
USA Counties 1998
Choose this if you want statistics from the 1970s-1990s. Includes a very wide variety of statistics by state and county.
State government web sites Sometimes you can find best what you need from a state agency's own website.
The interface allows the option to show results "by state." (Available to MU students, faculty, staff.)
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Not strictly a state-by-state source, but many stats are broken down by state. Published annually. Paper versions dating back to 1878 are available in the library, and most are now on the web as well.
State Statistical Abstracts
Link for each state.