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California Government Information: Statistics


Like all governments, the State of California produces a great number of statistics and statistical publications.  This guide provides quick access to many of statistical reports and agencies by subject.

General Sources

The following databases provide statistics on many subject and topic areas for California and in some instances other states.


  • Rand State Statistics. Includes about 180 data sets that covering all 50 states; RAND California includes these plus 80 detailed databases for California.
  • Data Planet.  Provides easy access to a wide variety of economic, social, political, and other indicators, primarily from federal, state and intergovernmental agencies.
  • Local Government Financial Data. Cities, counties and special districts. From the California State Controller. See the data catalog.
  •'s California Data. Datasets in the U.S. that are tagged California.
  • Open FI$Cal. Displays data from the Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal), to allow the public to monitor state spending.
  • Public Policy Institute of California. Nonprofit with reports and data on economic development, education, employment and income, environment, government, health, housing, immigration, infrastructure, political participation, population, public finance, social policy, transportation, and water.