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SAGE Stats

SAGE Stats The dynamic research data source

SAGE Stats is retiring July 31, 2021 and its data content may be found in Data Planet.

SAGE Stats is an interactive, statistical platform that provides vetted, hard-to-find data to students and academics to use when conducting social science research. Featuring data from private and public sources, it’s a comprehensive resource that enables researchers to create simple, practical, and useful solutions.

Finding statistical data has become synonymous with pain, but it should not be. SAGE Stats simplifies the process by providing data in an easy-to-use interface. Researchers are not only able to find exactly what they need but do so with just a few clicks, saving themselves time.

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Content and Features

  • Thousands of data series organized in three main collections: State Stats, Local Stats, and Business Stats, which are cross-searchable
  • Browse by topic or location, then compare data across geography or across time
  • Generate tables and download data for statistical research
  • Create and export custom visuals, such as maps, charts, and graphs
  • Compare data with one variable or for two or more variables using tables and line graphs across similar jurisdictions
  • Ongoing updates to SAGE Stats throughout the year ensure that users have the most current data available



SAGE Stats is ever expanding, with new and updated data being continually added across all 50 U.S. states (and the District of Columbia), counties, cities, ZIP codes, and metropolitan areas, and covers 15 topical categories:

  • Agriculture
  • Crime and Law Enforcement
  • Defense
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Employment and Labor
  • Energy and Environment
  • Geography
  • Government Finances (Federal, State, and Local)
  • Health
  • Households and Housing
  • Population and Politics
  • Religion and Arts
  • Social Welfare
  • Transportation

How SAGE Stats supports research

  • Allows students to compare and analyze data points and years about states, cities, counties, and metropolitan statistical areas for a complete visual overview
  • Saves researchers valuable time by bringing together over 400,000+ datasets about U.S. geographies from over 250+ authoritative sources harmonized into consistently formatted statistical data series
  • Provides flexibility by allowing users to download and export unlimited data tables in XLS or CSV formats, or visualizations in PNG or JPG formats


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...legislative staff has utilized SAGE's State Stats to develop and populate many of the benchmarks included in Mississippi's statewide strategic plan...Local Stats is an excellent complement to State Stats. By providing statewide priority benchmark data at the county level, Local Stats allows legislative staff to better understand the geographic extent of our state's most challenging problems and thereby develop more targeted and effective solutions... 
— James Barber, Deputy Director, Mississippi Joint Legislative PEER Committee

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Business Stats

Finding statistical data has become synonymous with pain, but no more! Business Stats  provides accessible, reliable data for students to make their own conclusions with analysis. This collection is the ideal resource for researchers to find highly detailed, geographically oriented statistics for developing business intelligence leading to real-world decision-making. 

Local Stats

With over 3,500 data series, this collection provides comparable data across all 50 states from U.S. counties, cities, and metropolitan statistical areas across a broad variety of topics applicable to the social sciences. Organized by geography and time and presented through an intuitive interface, Local Stats focuses on presenting standardized and normalized data in an easy-to-use interface.

State Stats

Featuring data from more than 180 different government and non-government sources and backed by a rich collection of more than 3,000 current and historical data series on popular topics of research interest, State Stats uniquely allows users to discover, view, and export key information measures for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.


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Gathering data no longer need be an arduous, time-demanding research process. With SAGE Business Stats, researchers are able to find numerous business data resources in one format. The ease with which one can find the data (because of the filters) and the ability to perform intricate comparisons of data elevates this database above others. This database is exceptionally useful to undergraduate and graduate students seeking ample selection of business data resources in a comparative format. This database will also be useful for those businesspeople and other researchers seeking demographic perspective. Highly recommended.   
— American Reference Book Annual

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Data Advisory Board

SAGE works with experts to grow our content offerings and improve our functionality for the benefit of our customers. Our Data Advisory Board includes faculty and librarians from a diverse range of disciplines and institutions. See below for a list of members.

  • David Herzog, Professor of Journalism, University of Missouri
  • Charissa O. Jefferson, Business and Data Librarian, California State University, Northridge
  • Susan M. Klopper, Executive Director of the Goizueta Business Library, Emory University
  • JoEllen Pederson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Longwood University
  • Cindy Roupe, Director of Reference, State Library of Kansas
  • Katharine R. Rowell, Professor of Sociology, Sinclair Community College
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