The most comprehensive summary of statistical information on social, political, and economic organizations in the United States.The Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012–2013 is a fascinating and authoritative collection of facts and figures covering virtually every aspect of American life. Published since 1878 by the U.S. Census Bureau, the most recent version is the official federal summary of statistics—derived from both government and private statistical sources—on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Businesses, academic institutions, libraries, and the general public will find this book to be a rich compendium for statistical reference as well as a guide to other valuable statistical publications and sources. Please note that this print edition does not include an index. A digital version of the index can be found on the the publisher's website, skyhorsepublishing.com.